Press release

Smoother journeys for A303 road users in Wiltshire and Hampshire

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Road users in Wiltshire and Hampshire to soon benefit from smoother journeys.

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Road users in Wiltshire and Hampshire will soon benefit from smoother journeys once planned work to resurface the A303 between Parkhouse Cross and Thruxton is complete.

Work will take place in 2 phases and will also include renewing road markings and road studs. All work will be carried out overnight, between 10pm and 6am (Monday to Friday), when traffic flows are at their lowest.

Work will start on Monday 29 February when the eastbound carriageway will be closed between the A338 Parkhouse Cross Interchange and the Hundred Acre/Monxton Interchange. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, A3026, A342 (Andover Road/Weyhill Road) before re-joining A303 at Hundred Acre/Monxton Interchange. This phase is scheduled to be complete by Thursday 10 March 2016.

The second phase of work will run from Friday 11 March to Thursday 31 March 2016 with the westbound carriageway closed between Hundred Acre/Monxton Interchange and A338 Parkhouse Cross. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A342 (Andover Road/Weyhill Road), A3026 and A338 rejoining A303 at Park House Cross Interchange.

Highways England Project Manager Guy Watts comments:

By carrying out this work at night, we aim to cause the least disturbance to the road users of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The improvements will make journeys smoother and safer.

General enquiries

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

Media enquiries

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 24 February 2016