Press release

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 6 February 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 1 Ower to Cadnam, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

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

  • Monday 9 February for two nights: eastbound carriageway

  • Thursday 11 February for five nights: westbound carriageway

  • A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A336 and A326.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The south section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 9 February for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1 of the M271.

The M271 southbound carriageway between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and M27 junction 3 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3090 and A326.

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 June 2015.

Stoneham Way (north of junction 5) will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 February.

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 9 February.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

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

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

  • Thursday 12 February for two nights: M27 westbound to M3 northbound

  • Saturday 14 February for two nights: M3 southbound to M27 eastbound

  • Clearly signed diversions will be in place at these times.

M27 junctions 10 and 11 Fareham, Hampshire: Vegetation maintenance

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

  • Thursday 12 February: junction 11 eastbound exit slip road

  • Thursday 12 February: junction 10 westbound exit slip road

  • Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 9 and 12.

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 northbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 2 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from

Monday 9 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

Further overnight lane and carriageway closures may be required at short notice.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M3-Junctions-2-4a

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.

The A30 Ringway South eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 12 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30 and A339.

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

M3 junctions 5 to 11 Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

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

  • Monday 2 February for six nights: junction 12 southbound exit slip road

  • Monday 2 February for ten nights: junction 12 southbound entry slip road

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

M3 junctions 8 to 9 Basingstoke to Winchester, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Carriageway closures will take place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Thursday 12 February for two nights: northbound carriageway

  • Saturday 14 February: southbound carriageway

  • A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 11 to 13 Winchester to Eastleigh, Hampshire: Vegetation maintenance

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

  • Monday 9 February: junction 10 northbound entry slip road

  • Monday 9 February: junction 12 northbound entry slip road

Tuesday 10 February: junction 13 to 14 southbound carriageway

  • Wednesday 11 February for three nights: junction 11 to 13 southbound carriageway

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction for the slip road closures or via Otterbourne for the carriageway closures.

M4 junctions 5 to 6 Slough, Berkshire: Railway bridge repair

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three weeks from Monday 9 February (Monday to Friday).

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: Construction of hard standing maintenance areas

Various lane closures will be in place on the roundabout and approach roads overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until early-March (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Drainage work

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until early March (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvements

There will be lane closures overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

The eastbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 12 February for two nights.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

For further details of this visit the scheme website

M4 junctions 10 Wokingham to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge repair work

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

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

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven weeks from Monday 9 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair and drainage maintenance

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

For further details of this scheme visit the [scheme website](http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M4-Chieveley-Bridge-Refurbishment-Schemes

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

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

A27 Bedhampton to Langstone Portsmouth, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four weeks from Monday 9 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2149.

A3(M) junction 2 to A3 Berelands Horndean to Petersfield, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 9 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M27 junction 10, A32 and A272.

A31 Ameysford to Canford Bottom, Dorset: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 12 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A347.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven weeks from Monday 9 February (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A303 Andover, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

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

  • Monday 9 February – Eastbound A3057 Winchester Road exit and entry slip roads

  • Tuesday 10 February – Eastbound A3093 Picket Twenty exit and entry slip roads

  • Wednesday 11 February – Westbound A343 Salisbury Road entry slip road, and westbound A3057 Winchester Road exit and entry slip roads

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

A303 Popham (Basingstoke), Hampshire: Vegetation management

There will be temporary traffic lights on the eastbound link road (Stockbridge Road), past Basingstoke Crematorium from Monday 9 February for four weeks (Monday to Friday daytime only).

A34 Winchester to Highclere, Hampshire: Safety barrier maintenance

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

  • Monday 9 February: A272 Three Maids Hill southbound entry slip road

  • Tuesday 10 February: Litchfield southbound exit and entry slip roads

  • Wednesday 11 February: A33 northbound link from the A34 to Kings Worthy

  • Thursday 12 February: Highclere northbound exit and entry slip roads

  • Friday 13 February: Highclere southbound exit and entry slip roads

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

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

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

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

A34 Milton to Marcham, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 12 February for two nights.

A34 Kidlington to Peartree, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 12 February for three nights.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement – installation of new gantry signs

The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from Weston-on-the-Green to the M40 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 13 February. A clearly signed diversion for non-motorway traffic will be in place via Woodstock, Kirtlington and Bicester. A clearly signed diversion for motorway permitted vehicles will be in place via the A40 to M40 Junction 8a, and the M40.

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

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.

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