The new surface will provide drivers with smoother, safer and quieter journeys. The work is part of the biggest programme of road enhancements since the 1970s. It will involve overnight closures, one carriageway at a time, and is due to be completed, weather permitting, by mid-September.
Highways Agency Project Sponsor Guy Watts said:
Sections of the carriageway will be resurfaced to provide drivers with smoother, safer and quieter journeys. We have planned the work to be carried out in phases and overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest, to minimise disruption.
The work will be carried out overnight, between 10pm and 6am.
The work will be carried out in three phases and is currently planned as follows:
- Northbound between Compton (B3000) and Burpham (A3100) from Tuesday 8 to Tuesday 15 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3000, A31, A322, A246 and A3100.
- Southbound between Burpham (A3100) and Hog’s Back (A31) from Saturday 26 July to Friday 1 August and then on the following four Saturdays (between 9pm to 9am); 2, 9, 16 and 23 August. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3100, A246, A322 and A31.
- Northbound between Dennis (A322) and Ockham (B2215/B2039) from Monday 18 August to Friday 19 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A25, A247 and B2215.
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