Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 26 – Sunday 1 February 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 23 January 2015 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.

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M27 junction 2 to 1 Ower to Cadnam, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326 and A336.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The south section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 26 January for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1 of the M271.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j3

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until June 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j5

M27 junction 11 Fareham, Hampshire: Slip road marking work

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet): 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.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 26 January. The M25 junction 12 links to the M3 will also be closed at these times. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M3-Junctions-2-4a

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until Summer 2015.

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

M3 junctions 5 to 11 Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal and surface repairs

Various slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 26 January: junction 11 northbound exit slip road
  • Tuesday 27 January: junction 11 northbound exit slip road
  • Wednesday 28 January: junction 11 northbound exit slip road
  • Friday 30 January: junctions 5 to 4a northbound carriageway

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

M3 junctions 8 to 9 Basingstoke to Winchester, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Bridge repair work

Lane closures will be in place in both directions, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 6 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement work

There will be ongoing lane closures overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

For further details visit the scheme website

M4 junctions 11 Reading to 12 Theale, West Berkshire: Barrier repairs and road marking renewal

Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 20 February (Monday to Friday nights only).

The following slip roads will also be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place:

  • Monday 26 January: junction 12 eastbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 27 January: junction 12 westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 28 January: junction 11 eastbound exit and entry slip roads and access to Reading Service Area (eastbound)
  • Thursday 29 January: junction 11 westbound exit and entry slip roads and access to Reading Service Area (westbound)

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

There will be overnight lane closures, between 10pm and 6am, until February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work

Varied lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

A27 Hilsea Portsmouth, Hampshire: Structural inspection

The westbound exit slip road will be closed, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 28 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2030 Eastern Road.

A3 Berelands to Liss, Petersfield, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2070.

A31 New Forest, Hampshire: Slip road marking work

Various slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 26 January: Castle Malwood westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 27 January: Rufus Stone Services westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 28 January: Picket Post westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Friday 30 January: Verwood eastbound exit and entry slip roads

Road users will be diverted via Poulner Hill.

A31 Ameysford to Merley roundabouts, Dorset: Vegetation maintenance

There will be overnight carriageway closures, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Thursday 29 January: Ameysford to Canford Bottom east and westbound
  • Friday 30 January: Canford Bottom to Merley westbound

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A349 and B3074.

A303 Popham to Bullington, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The following closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place:

  • Monday 26 January: Bullington Cross (A34) eastbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 27 January: Micheldever eastbound entry slip road
  • Wednesday 28 January: Full closure of the eastbound carriageway between the A34 and the M3. There will be a clearly signed diversion in place via the A34, A33 and M3
  • Thursday 29 January: Bullington Cross (A34) westbound exit and entry slip roads

A303 Barton Stacey to Longparish, Hampshire: Surfacing maintenance and road marking renewal

The westbound exit slip road at the Longparish junction and lane 1 of the A303 will be fully closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 28 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3093 Picket Twenty junction.

A34 Three Maids Hill (Winchester), Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The northbound entry slip road at Three Maids Hill will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 29 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M3 junction 9 roundabout.

A34 Bullington to Whitchurch, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The northbound access to Firgo Farm will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 29 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Tufton/Whitchurch junction.

A34 Whitchurch, Hampshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 31 January.

A34 Beacon Hill/Highclere Castle, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 29 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Tot Hill Services junction.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until late-January.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m40j9

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.

Published 23 January 2015