Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 8 June to Sunday 14 June 2015

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

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 southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3 including the clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads to the M3 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 10 June for two nights. The northbound junction 3 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 8 June for four nights and between 10pm and 6am on Friday 12 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

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

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.

The M3 spur southbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 11 June to allow the installation of traffic sensors. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

For more information visit the road project pages.

M3 junction 7 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Hard shoulder strengthening

Work to strengthen the hard shoulder between junctions 6 and 7 near Basingstoke will continue this week. The junction 7 southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 6 and 9.

M3 junction 9 Winchester, Hampshire: Traffic sensor installation

Work to improve travel information provision will take place on the M3 junction 9 southbound entry slip road this week with the installation of traffic sensors. The slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 11 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 Spitfire Link.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Road marking renewal

Work to improve road user safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 8, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

Work to reduce congestion by widening the slip roads at the junction continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the link roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. The work is due to be completed in July.

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

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. The eastbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 8 June. The westbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 12 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 9 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 and A33.

In addition, 24 hour narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways, with lane closures in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to be completed in July.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Road marking renewal

Work to improve safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 9 June for two nights.

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.

The sections of the roundabout directly beneath the M4 at junction 13 and the A34 north and southbound approach roads at the junction will be closed from 9pm on Friday 12 June through to 5.30am on Monday 15 June. Additionally, both carriageways between the slip roads at junction 13 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Friday 12 June for three nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place primarily along the A4. Access to the Moto service area will be maintained from the M4 westbound exit slip road and using diversions through Newbury and Donnington.

24 hour narrow lanes, a contraflow, overnight lane closures and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14.

Work is due to be completed in September.

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

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

Work to maintain safety by renewing the road markings between the junctions and maintaining the drainage systems continues this week. A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion continues this week. The westbound exit slip road and the M271 southbound (between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and junction 3 of the M27) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, from Monday 8 June for twenty nights (Monday to Friday only). 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 of this scheme visit the road project pages.

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 8 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in late July. For further details about this scheme visit the road project pages.

A3 Send Interchange, Surrey: Slip road resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing the northbound exit slip road of the Send Interchange is taking place next week. The slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 9 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 of the M25 and the B2215.

A3 Longmoor to Hog’s Back (A31), Hampshire and Surrey: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 northbound carriageway in Hampshire and Surrey is starting next week. The carriageway will be closed from Longmoor in Hampshire to the A31 Hog’s Back in Surrey overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for fourteen nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A3(M) junction 2 Hazelton to junction 3 Hulbert Road Waterlooville, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

Work to improve the visibility of road markings on the carriageway begins this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3 London Road and B2150 Hulbert Road. A31 Cadnam to Ringwood, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A31 carriageway between Cadnam and Ringwood begins this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between junction 2 of the M27 at Ower and Ringwood overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for four nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326, A35 and A338. Work will continue until the end of July.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

Work to maintain safety by maintaining the drainage system alongside the A31 continues this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Kings Worthy, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve information for road users by renewing road signs along the A34 northbound carriageway near Kings Worthy takes place this week. A lane closure will be in place on the carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for two nights.

A34 Litchfield to Highclere, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve information for road users by renewing road signs along the A34 north and southbound carriageways between Litchfield and Highclere takes place this week. A lane closure will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 10 June for two nights.

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and road user safety by improving the layout of the Milton Interchange continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes and speed limits of 40mph on the northbound carriageway and 30mph on the southbound carriageway are in place. Work is due to be completed in spring 2016.

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

A34 Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve information for road users by renewing road signs along the both carriageways between the Marcham and Abingdon North junctions takes place this week. A lane closure will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 12 June.

Work to maintain safety by maintaining the drainage systems along the A303/M3 link at Dummer is due to take place this week. A lane closure will be in place on both the east and westbound links overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for four nights.

A303 Longparish to Andover, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve information for road users by renewing road signs along the westbound carriageway continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to be completed by the end June.

A303 Parkhouse Cross (A338), Wiltshire: Sign maintenance

Work to improve safety information for road users by renewing road signs and chevrons at the Parkhouse Cross junction is due to start this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 June for five nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the Thruxton and Amesbury junctions.

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.

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