Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 January 2017

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 2 January 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 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 4 including the M25 clockwise slip road and anti-clockwise link road to the M3 southbound, junctions 3 entry slip and junctions 3 and 4 exit slips will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 3 January for three nights and between 8pm and 7am on Friday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via:

  • M3 southbound junction 2 to M25 junction 13 via A30 to A331 to M3 junction 4
  • M25 clockwise junction 13 via A30 to A331 to M3 junction 4
  • M25 anti clockwise junction 13 via A30 to A331 to M3 junction 4

The northbound carriageway between junction 4 and 3 including junction 4 entry slip and junction 3 exit slip will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am on Tuesday 3 January for three nights and between 8pm and 7am on Friday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via: M3 northbound junction 4 to A331 to A30 to A322 to M3 junction 3

For further details of this scheme visit the M3 scheme page.

M3 junctions 12 Chandlers Ford to 14 Chilworth, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 10 January (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by maintaining the drainage asset at the junction continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound approaches to the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 17 January.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction

Work to refurbish the bridge which carries the link roads over the M4 continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place on the slip roads and a 50mph speed limit is in place on the M4 carriageway until November 2017.

M4 junctions 12 to 11 Reading, Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the M4 near Pingewood continues this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on from Tuesday 3 January for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33 and A4.

Access to Moto Reading Service Area (eastbound) will be unavailable during this closure – the nearest service area is off the M4 at junction 13 (Chieveley).

A303 Andover, Hampshire: drainage surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage surveys near Andover takes place this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip road at the A343 Salisbury Road junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 6 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 3 January 2017