Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February 2016

Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 February 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.

M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes, a contraflow 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 southbound carriageway between slip roads at junctions 2 – including M25 clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads – will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 8 February for five nights. On Friday work will take place between 9pm and 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 11. The southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 5 – including Fleet Services – will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 8 February for five nights. On Friday work will take place between 9pm and 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322, A30 and A287 to the M3 junction 5.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 8 February for five nights. On Friday work will take place between 9pm and 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322 and A30.

For further details visit the scheme website.

M4 junctions 5 Slough to 7 Maidenhead, Berkshire: street lighting maintenance

Work to improve safety by maintaining the street lighting along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 12 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 7 Slough to 8/9 Maidenhead, Berkshire: drainage surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys of the drainage system along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February.

M4 junctions 10 Wokingham to 11 Reading, Berkshire: bridge installation

Work to improve journeys by installing the new Reading University Bridge near Shinfield continues this week. The M4 will be closed between junctions 10 and 11 in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 12 February, to allow the concrete to be poured to form the new bridge deck. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3270 and A329(M).

The new bridge is being installed over the M4, as part of the construction of the new Shinfield Eastern Relief Road, by HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction on behalf of the University of Reading.

For further details visit the scheme website.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: barrier repairs

Work to improve safety by repairing a section of damaged barrier takes place this week. A lane on the east and westbound carriageways will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 10 February for 3 nights.

A3 Chalton, Hampshire: slip road sign repair

Work to improve safety by repairing a damaged sign takes place this week. The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 9 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A3(M) junction 1.

A31 Bere Regis to Red Post, Dorset: drainage maintenance

Work to improve drainage along the A31 in Dorset continues this week. The A31 will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February until the end of March (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place from the Roundhouse roundabout via the A350 and A35. Access will be maintained for residents living within the closure and managed locally on site.

A34 Bullington Cross, Hampshire: sign repair

Work to improve safety by repairing a damaged road sign takes place this week. A lane on the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 11 February.

A34 Litchfield, Hampshire: sign repair

Work to improve safety by repairing a damaged road sign takes place this week. A lane on the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 12 February.

A34 Chilton interchange, Oxfordshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and safety by constructing new slip roads and improving the layout of the Chilton interchange continues this week. The northbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 19 February (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be completed in summer 2016.

For further details visit the scheme website.

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.

For further details visit the scheme website.

A34 Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire: sign repair

Work to improve safety by repairing a damaged road sign takes place this week. A lane on the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 10 February.

A303 Hundred Acre (Andover) Hampshire: street lighting

Work to improve safety by maintaining the street lighting along the A303 takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on all the slip roads at the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February.

A404 Marlow to Handy Cross (M40), Buckinghamshire: drainage surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys of the drainage system along the A404 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both the north and southbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 February for 5 nights.

In addition, the westbound entry slip road at junction 4 (Handy Cross) will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 12 February, with traffic being diverted via junction 2.

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