Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 8 – Sunday 14 December 2014

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 December 2014 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 junctions 2 to 3 River Blackwater Ower, Hampshire: Re-waterproofing

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place until January 2015.

For further information visit the scheme page

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place throughout this week while junction improvement work takes place.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Farnborough): 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.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place throughout this week on the approaches and around the roundabout.

For more information, visit the scheme page

M3 junction 9 to 8 Winchester to Basingstoke, Hampshire: Road surface repair

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for six weeknights from Monday 8 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A34 and A303.

M3 junction 12 Chandlers Ford, Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Wednesday 10 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge maintenance

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the eastbound carriageway until Monday 15 December and on the westbound carriageway until Tuesday 16 December.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 12 December between junctions 11 and 8/9 to remove sections of the contraflow traffic management. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4, A3290, B3270 Lower Earley Way.

For more details please visit the scheme page

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 2015 (Monday to Friday only).

A27 Portsmouth, Hampshire: Structural inspection

The westbound carriageway between the A2030 Eastern Road and the A27 Hilsea will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Havant Road.

A3 Surrey/Hampshire: Road marking renewal

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

*Tuesday 9 November: southbound Hog’s Back to Longmoor *Tuesday 9 November: northbound Hazel Grove exit and entry slip roads *Thursday 11 November: southbound Thursley exit and entry slip roads *Friday 12 November: southbound Hazel Grove exit and entry slip roads

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

A3 Hog’s Back to Longmoor, Surrey/Hampshire: Road surface repair

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 8 December. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 9 December for four nights.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A303 Bullington (A34) to A3093 (Andover), Hampshire: Carriageway work

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 10 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A34, Wash Common and A343.

For more details please see the scheme page

A303 Thruxton to Andover, Hampshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Various lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 12 December (Monday to Friday only). A31 Canford Bottom, Dorset: Carriageway maintenance

The westbound exit slip road to Wimborne Road West and the eastbound exit slip road to B3073 Ham Lane will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 10 December. A clearly signed diversion will be available via local roads.

A34 Whitchurch, Hampshire: Southbound carriageway repair

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from the A343 Wash Common junction to Whitchurch on Tuesday 9 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343, Andover and A303.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until late January 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

A 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until mid-December. There are also overnight lane closures on the A34, A41 and on the roundabout until early January 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page

A404 Maidenhead to Marlow, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 19 December (Monday to Friday only).

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.

Published 5 December 2014