Press release

Resurfacing on the A303, Hampshire

Work will begin on Thursday (29 May) to resurface the A303 in Hampshire, resulting in smoother journeys for drivers.


The work will be carried out overnight from Thursday 29 May until the morning of Wednesday 9 July on the A303 between the A34 at Bullington Cross and Micheldever Station.

Guy Watts, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:

The work will involve the complete resurfacing of the A303 in both directions, providing a new smoother road surface for drivers and maintaining safety by improving skid resistance. This means our infrastructure will continue to support the economy in Hampshire.

To minimise disruption we have planned work to take place overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest, and a clearly signed diversion will be in place so that drivers can continue their journeys.

Work will take place between 10pm and 6am with no work over weekends. On Thursday 29 May, work will take place on the eastbound carriageway for eight nights. This will then be followed by work on the westbound carriageway for 15 nights from Tuesday 10 June, returning onto the eastbound carriageway for six nights from Tuesday 1 July.

During the work, the A303 will be closed in one direction at a time between the A34 and M3. Road users travelling westbound will be directed to continue on the M3 to junction 9 or south on the A33 to access the A34 northbound, re-joining the A303 westbound at Bullington Cross. Road users travelling eastbound will be diverted onto the A34 at Bullington Cross to re-join the M3 at junction 9. Alternatively, non-motorway traffic can travel north on the A33 from the A34/M3 junction 9 junction.

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 27 May 2014