Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 9 March – Sunday 15 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 6 March 2015.

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The summary 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 junction 2 Ower, Hampshire: Slip road resurfacing

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 3.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 9 March for five nights.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

View scheme website for M27 junction 3 Nursling

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until June. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 3 or 7.

View scheme website for M27 junction 5 Eastleigh

M27 junctions 11 to 12 Fareham to Havant, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 12 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

M27 junction 12 Havant, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 11 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet): Smart motorway improvement

Narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

The eastbound carriageway between junction 3 (Lightwater) and junction 2 (Thorpe) including junction 3 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 9 March.

Overnight lane and carriageway closures may be required at short notice.

View scheme website for M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet)

M3 junction 5 Hook, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 6 and 4a.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until summer 2015.

View scheme website for M3 junction 6 Basingstoke

M3 junctions 8 to 9 Basingstoke to Winchester: Resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 12 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 10 to 13 Winchester to Eastleigh, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

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

  • Monday 9 March for ten nights: junctions 11 to 10 northbound
  • Tuesday 10 March for two nights: junctions 11 to 13 southbound

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Otterbourne Road.

M4 junction 8/9 (A404) to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Junction improvement and resurfacing

Lane closures are in place on the link roads at junction 10 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

The westbound carriageway between junctions 8/9 and 11 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 13 March (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4, A3290 and B3270 Lower Earley Way.

View further details for M4 junction 8/9 (A404) to 11 Reading

M4 junction 11 Reading, Berkshire: Road marking renewal

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 10 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 12.

M4 junctions 11 Reading to 12 Theale, Berkshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Bridge repair work

The bridge which carries the A340 Tidmarsh Road over the M4 motorway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only), until Friday 13 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place between Theale and Pangbourne via the A4 Bath Road and A329 Oxford Road.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair work

Overnight closures will be in place between junctions 12 (Theale) and 14 (Hungerford) from 10pm until 6am, with a clearly signed diversion via the A4:

  • Monday 9 March for two nights – eastbound carriageway
  • Wednesday 11 March for two nights – westbound carriageway

From Friday 13 March, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions until July. Occasional lane closures will also be in place overnight between 10pm and 6am.

View scheme website for M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work

Various lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

A27 Hilsea, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

Slip road and carriageway closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 9 March: Langstone to M27 junction 12 westbound carriageway
  • Tuesday 10 March: Eastern Road eastbound entry slip road
  • Tuesday 10 March: Hilsea eastbound entry slip road

Clearly signed diversion will be in place.

A3 Ockham, Surrey: Resurfacing work

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven nights from Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be place via the B2215.

A3 Send to Burpham, Surrey: Resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A247.

A3 Surrey: Vegetation maintenance

Slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 9 March: Hogs Back southbound exit slip road
  • Tuesday 10 March: Shackleford southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 11 March for two nights: Milford southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 12 March: Compton southbound exit slip road
  • Friday 13 March: Thursley southbound exit and entry slip roads

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

A303 Andover, Hampshire to Parkhouse Cross (A338), Wiltshire: Surveys and drainage maintenance

Various lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 9 March.

A31 Lake Gates to Merley, Dorset: Carriageway resurfacing work

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 9 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A349.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three weeks from Monday 9 March (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 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

A34 Highclere, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

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

  • Monday 9 March – northbound exit slip road – diversion via Speen
  • Tuesday 10 March – southbound exit slip road – diversion via Tot Hill Services
  • A34 East Ilsley to Beedon, West Berkshire: Sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 13 March.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

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

View further details for A34 Chilton to Milton

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 A34 will be diverted via the slip roads and the A4130 roundabout.

View further details for A34 Milton Interchange

A34 Marcham to Hinksey Hill, Oxfordshire: Sign maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Tuesday 10 March.

A34 Peartree Interchange to Kidlington, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Saturday 14 March.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvements

Lane closures will be in place on the approaches overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 13 March.

View further details for A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury

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
Published 10 March 2015