Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 June 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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M3 junctions 2 Thorpe to 4a Farnborough: Smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times is taking place, with narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit 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 northbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 3 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am on Monday to Thursdays and between 10pm and 6am on Fridays, from Monday 29 June to the end of July. It may also be closed between 9pm and 6am on Saturdays and 10pm and 5.30am on Sundays depending on progress during the week, these will be publicised by signs on the road in advance. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30 London Road.

For further details please visit the scheme website.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times across the Black Dam roundabout near Basingstoke continues this week. Narrow lanes, a 30mph speed limit and off-peak lane closures will be in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until autumn 2015.

For further details please visit the scheme website.

M3 junctions 7 Basingstoke to 10 Winchester, Hampshire: Hard shoulder strengthening

Work to strengthen the hard shoulder between junctions 7 and 10 will continue this week. The southbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 9 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 30 June and Thursday 2 July. The northbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 8 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 29 June and Friday 3 July, and between junctions 10 and 8 on Wednesday 1 July.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junction 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Waterproofing

Work to maintain safe and reliable journeys on the M3 junction 13 northbound entry slip road begins this week. The slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Leigh Road and the A335.

M4 junctions 5 Slough to 7 Maidenhead, Berkshire: Street lighting

Work to improve road user visibility by maintaining the street lighting near Slough continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 30 June for 7 nights (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Resurfacing and road marking renewal

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the eastbound carriageway near Maidenhead continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 31 July (Monday to Friday only).

In addition, the westbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 10 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 2 nights. Traffic will be diverted onto clearly signed diversion routes using the next available M4 junction and the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

Work to ease congestion by widening the slip roads and remarking lanes at the junction continues this week. The links from the M4 to the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway will be closed overnight between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 1 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway. In addition, lane closures will be in place on the remaining link roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only). The work is due to be completed in early September.

For further details please visit the scheme website.

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

Work to maintain safety by replacing the joint and waterproofing material on the Mortimer Line Railway Bridge continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place 24/7 on both carriageways, with lane closures in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be completed in September.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair

Work to maintain safety and improve journeys by replacing bridge joints and beams at the Chieveley Interchange and Welford Viaduct continues this week. Narrow lanes, a 50mph speed limit and a contraflow will be in place 24/7 with overnight lane closures in place on both carriageways between junctions 13 and 14.

In addition, both carriageways will be closed between the slip roads at junction 13 overnight from Monday 29 June for 5 nights, with traffic diverted down and across the junction. In addition, the M4 eastbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 12 will be closed overnight on Saturday 4 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4. All closures will be in place between 10pm and 6am.

Work is due to be completed in September.

For further details please visit the scheme website.

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

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the M4 between Hungerford and Swindon continues this week. Lane closures are in place on both the east and westbound carriageways overnight between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 10 July.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion continues this week. The westbound exit and entry slip roads, the M271 southbound (between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and junction 3 of the M27) and the M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, from Monday 29 June for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until late July.

For further details please visit the scheme website.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion on the northern side of the junction 5 roundabout is continuing this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 5 nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in late July. For further details please visit the scheme website.

A3 Sheet to Liphook, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 northbound carriageway in Hampshire continues this week. The carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 10 nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 and B2070.

A27 Eastern Road to Langstone: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to maintain safety by resurfacing the A27 carriageway begins this week. The eastbound carriageway between the A2030 Eastern Road and the A3023 Langstone will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 6 nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Havant Road and the B2177.

A31 Canford Bottom to Ameysford roundabout, Dorset: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the eastbound carriageway takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place with temporary traffic signals overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 29 June for 4 nights.

A34 Whitchurch to Bullington, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve information for drivers by renewing road signs along the A34 southbound carriageway between Whitchurch and Bullington continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 July (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the A34 near Didcot continues this week. The A34 southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 10 July (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4130 and A4185.

A34 Milton interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and safety by improving the layout of the Milton interchange continues this week. Narrow lanes and a temporary speed limit will be in place 24/7. Work is due to be completed in spring 2016.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the A404(M) near Maidenhead continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the southbound carriageway. In addition, lane closures are in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am. Work is due to be completed by mid-July. For further details please visit the scheme website.

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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Published 26 June 2015