Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 5 – Sunday 11 January 2015

This news article was withdrawn on 13 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 2 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.

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

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until the end of January 2015.

For further information visit: www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M27-River-Blackwater-Re-waterproofing

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Overnight closures between 10pm and 6am will be in place as follows:

  • Monday 5 January for 14 nights: northern section of the junction 3 roundabout.
  • Monday 5 January for 4 nights: M271 southbound approach to junction 3 roundabout.
  • Monday 5 January for 2 nights: M271 northbound approach to junction 3 roundabout.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326 and the A35.

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 March 2015.

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

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 5 (Hook): 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 northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, between junctions 5 and 4a for five nights from Monday 5 January. Cleary signed diversions will be in place.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://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.

The M3 spur road will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Tuesday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A30.

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

M3 junctions 6 to 7 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 9 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

M3 junctions 6 to 13 Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal and surface repairs.

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

Monday 6 January:

  • junction 10 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 11 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • junction 12 northbound exit slip road
  • junction 13 northbound entry slip road

Tuesday 6 January:

  • junction 10 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 11 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 12 northbound exit and entry slip roads
  • junction 13 northbound entry slip road

Wednesday 7 January:

  • junction 10 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 11 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 12 northbound exit slip road
  • junction 13 northbound entry slip road

Thursday 8 January:

  • junction 6 northbound exit and entry slip roads
  • junction 10 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 11 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 12 northbound exit slip road
  • junction 13 northbound entry slip road

Friday 9 January:

  • junction 6 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • junction 10 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 11 southbound entry slip road
  • junction 12 northbound exit slip road
  • junction 13 northbound entry slip road

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

M4 junctions 11 Reading to 12 Theale, West Berkshire: Barrier repairs

Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for six weeks from Monday 5 January (Monday to Friday nights only).

M4 junctions 12 to 13, West Berkshire: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 6 January until Wednesday 28 January (Monday to Friday nights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

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 (Monday to Friday only).

A27 Langstone to Bedhampton Portsmouth, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 8 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2030.

A3 Send Services, Surrey: Slip road marking renewal

The northbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 10 January. The northbound services will not be accessible during these times.

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

The northbound bore will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 5 January. A contraflow and 40mph speed limit will be in place via the southbound bore.

A31 Ringwood, Hampshire/Dorset: Sign replacement

The westbound carriageway between the Ringwood Interchange and Ashley Heath roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for fourteen nights from Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A337, A35 and A338. A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Construction of new lay-by.

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight weeks from Monday 5 January (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Winchester to Whitchurch, Hampshire: Road marking renewals

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven weekday nights from Monday 5 January.

The southbound access to and from Sutton Scotney Service Area (Roadchef) will be closed overnight on Wednesday 7 January.

A34 Newbury, West Berkshire: Road marking renewals

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three weekday nights from Friday 9 January.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

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

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 mid-January.

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

A404(M)/A404 Maidenhead: Resurfacing

The northbound carriageway between junction 9a and the Bisham Roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M4, M25 and M40.

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.