Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 24 – Sunday 30 November 2014

This news article was withdrawn on 5 December 2014

This document is no longer current

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 November 2014 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M27 junctions 2 to 3 River Blackwater Ower, Hampshire: Re-waterproofing

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place for 12 weeks.

For further information visit the road projects page.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place throughout this week while junction improvement work takes place. Wide Lane will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 24 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Chestnut Avenue.

For further details of this scheme visit the road projects page.

M27 junction 11 Fareham, Hampshire: slip road surface repair

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 25 November for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9.

M271 Romsey, Hampshire: Surface repair

The northbound carriageway between the M27 junction 3 and the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 26 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2.

M271 junction 1 Nursling, Hampshire: slip road surface repair

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 26 November for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A35 Redbridge roundabout.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Farnborough): Smart motorway improvement

Narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

Planned closures will take place on:

  • Sunday 23 November (10pm - 5am) – junction 2 to 3 westbound, including the links from the M25
  • Monday 24 November for two nights (9pm - 5.30am) – junction 3 to 2 eastbound including junction 3 eastbound entry slip road
  • Monday 24 November for two nights (9pm - 5.30am) – junction 3 to 2 westbound carriageway between M3/M25 link roads
  • Friday 28 November (10pm - 6am) – junction 3 to 2 eastbound including junction 3 eastbound entry slip
  • Saturday 29 November (9pm - 6am) – junction 2 to 3 westbound including links from M25

Clearly signed diversions will be in place at these times.

For further details of this scheme visit the road projects page.

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place throughout this week on the approaches and around the roundabout.

For more information, visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

M3 junction 8-9 Basingstoke to Winchester: Road surface repair

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 27 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junction 9 Winchester, Hampshire: Slip road surface repairs

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five consecutive week nights from Thursday 20 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 and the A272 Spitfire Link.

M4 junction 7 Slough, Berkshire: carriageway repair

The eastbound entry slip road and one lane on the eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five weekday nights from Wednesday 26 November.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge maintenance

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the east and westbound carriageways.

For more details please visit the road projects page.

M4 junction 11 Reading to 12 Theale, Berkshire: Carriageway repair

Lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 26 November for two nights.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Topographical surveys

Various lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 5 December (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Drainage work

The hard shoulders will be closed in both directions 24 hours a day with overnight lane closures, between 10pm and 6am, until February 2015 (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Carriageway repairs

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 28 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 14.

A3 Surrey: Road marking renewals

Overnight slip road closures will be in place, between 10pm and 6am on:

  • Monday 24 November: Thursley southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 26 November: University to Send northbound carriageway

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

Both bores will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 9am, on Saturday 29 November. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3 Hampshire: Road marking renewal

Overnight slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am on:

  • Wednesday 26 November: Liphook Services southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 26 November: Griggs Green southbound entry slip road
  • Friday 28 November: Liphook southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Friday 28 November: Flexcombe/Liss southbound entry slip road

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

A303 Hampshire: Road marking renewals

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm to 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place using the next suitable junction:

  • Monday 24 November: Thruxton Village westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 25 November: Longparish westbound entry slip road, Old Micheldever Road westbound access, Thruxton Race-circuit westbound exit slip road and Parkhouse Cross westbound exit slip road
  • Wednesday 26 November: Longparish westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 27 November: North Waltham westbound entry slip road (from the A33) and the Picket Twenty (A3093) westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Friday 28 November: Bullington Interchange eastbound entry and exit slip road

A303 Parkhouse Cross (A338) to Hundred Acre (A343) Andover, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 26 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, Ludgershall and A342.

A303 Bullington (A34) to Picket Twenty (A3093), Hampshire: Surface repairs

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 25 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A34, Wash Common and A343.

A303 Longparish to Andover, Hampshire: safety barrier maintenance

Various lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 12 December (Monday to Friday only). A31 Ringwood, Hampshire: Sign replacement.

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 24 November for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Poulner Hill.

A34 East Ilsley, West Berkshire to Milton, Oxfordshire:

There will be lane closures at various locations in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 24 November. A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement.

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until December 2014. There are also overnight lane closures on the A34, A41 and on the roundabout.

For further details of this scheme visit the road projects page.

Safety at Roadworks

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
  • get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
  • concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
  • be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
  • keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
  • observe all signs – they are there to help you.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.