Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 4 May – Sunday 10 May 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 1 May 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 3 Nursling, Hampshire: junction improvement

The following carriageway and slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 4am, for 15 nights from Tuesday 5 May:

  • junction 3 eastbound and westbound exit slip roads
  • M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3)
  • M271 southbound (between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and M27 junction 3)

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2.

Work on the junction improvement scheme will continue until the end of July. For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j3

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: junction improvement

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May for four 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 late July. For further details about this scheme visit the road project pages.

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

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for four nights from Tuesday 5 May. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

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

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 2, including the junction 3 eastbound entry slip road, between 9pm and 5.30am from Tuesday 5 May for three nights, and between 10pm and 6am on Friday 8 May.

The westbound junction 4 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am from Tuesday 5 May for three nights, and between 10pm and 6am on Friday 8 May.

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 between 9pm and 5.30am on Tuesday 5 May. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 13 of the M25 and the A30. arrow 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 of this scheme visit the road project pages.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Narrow lanes, a 30mph speed limit and off-peak lane closures will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until summer 2015. For more information visit the road project pages.

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

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 7 May for seven weeks (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: junction improvement

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

M4 junctions 10 Wokingham to 12 Theale, Berkshire: lighting maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May for four nights.

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.

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

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.

The sections of the roundabout directly beneath the M4 at junction 13 and access to and from the A34 will be closed from 9pm on Friday 8 May through to 5.30am on Monday 11 May. Additionally, the M4 carriageway between the slip roads at junction 13 will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Friday 8 May for three consecutive nights. Traffic will be diverted via the slip roads and roundabout to rejoin the M4.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place primarily along the A4 and access to the Moto service area will be maintained from the M4 westbound exit slip road using diversions through Newbury and Donnington.

For further details of this scheme visit the road project 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).

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 Tuesday 5 May for four nights. 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, from Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 3 June (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33, M3 and A34.

A31 Dorset: slip road marking renewal

The following slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am:

  • Thursday 7 May: Verwood Interchange westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Friday 8 May: Ashley Heath eastbound exit slip road

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338 Ringwood Interchange or Woolsbridge roundabout.

A31 Merley to Canford Bottom, Dorset: carriageway survey

Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Tuesday 5 May.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 5 May 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 15 May (Monday to Friday only).

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 of this visit the road project 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.
  • 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.

Media enquiries

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

Published 1 May 2015