Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 27 April to Sunday 3 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 April 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.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures and narrow lanes will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for seven nights. Work on the junction improvement scheme will continue until the end of July. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will also remain in place until June. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M3 junctions 2 (Thorpe) to 5 (Hook): Smart motorway improvement

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 5 and 4a overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 27 April.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 4a and 5 overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am on Tuesday 28 April.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 including the clockwise and anticlockwise link roads from the M25 to the M3 westbound overnight from Monday 27 April to Saturday 9 May. Closures on Monday to Thursday will be between 9pm and 5.30am, on Fridays between 10pm and 6am, on Saturdays between 9pm and 6am, and on Sundays between 10pm and 5.30am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 13 of the M25 and the A30.

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. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until summer 2015. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M3 junctions 9 Winchester to 8 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A34 and A303.

M3 junction 9 Winchester, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 28 April for four nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Spitfire Link to junction 10.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures on the link roads will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until June. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M4 junctions 11 to 12 Reading, Berkshire: Railway bridge repair

Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until July. In addition, 24 hour narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are also in place.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 8 May (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 12 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 28 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

24 hour narrow lanes, a contraflow, overnight lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14 until July. For further details visit the scheme pages.

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage and verge repair

A lane closure will be in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Monday 11 May (Monday to Friday only).

M27 junction 12 to A27 Hilsea Portsmouth, Hampshire: Lighting maintenance

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for eight nights from Monday 27 April (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until the end of May (Monday to Friday only).

A3 Longmoor to Milford, Hampshire/Surrey: Resurfacing

The northbound carriageway between the Longmoor and Milford Interchanges will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April for nine nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A303 Popham, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway between the A34 (Bullington) and the M3 (Dummer) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five weeks from Monday 27 April (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33, M3 and A34.

A31 Merley to Canford Bottom, Dorset: Carriageway survey

Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 27 April (Monday to Friday only). A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 27 April until early June (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Construction of new lay-by

The existing lay-by on the northbound carriageway remains closed and there are lane closures on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until mid-May.

A34 Whitchurch to Bullington, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 1 May (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Tot Hill Services, Hampshire: Construction of maintenance lay-by

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound exit slip road overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 27 April.

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and speed limits of 40mph on the northbound carriageway and 30mph on the southbound carriageway will be in place throughout the week. The left hand lane of the southbound carriageway will be diverted via the slip roads and the A4130 roundabout. For further details visit the scheme pages.

Safety at roadworks:

Highways England 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
  • and be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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