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Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Tuesday 30 August to Sunday 4 September 2016

 

Joust in front of Blenheim Palace

Joust in front of Blenheim Palace

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 August 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 and 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 3 and 4a including junction 3 and 4 entry slip roads and junction 4 and 4a exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 30 August.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A332, A30 and A327.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 4a including junction 4 entry slip road and junction 4a exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 31 August for 3 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A331, A30 and A327.

The northbound carriageway including junction 5 and 4a entry slip roads and junction 4a and junction 4 exit slip roads as well as entry and exit from Fleet Services will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 31 August for 3 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 5, the A287,  A30 and A331.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m3-junctions-2-4a/

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by repairing a damaged sign at the junction takes place this week.  The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 2 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

M3 junction 11 Winchester, Hampshire: barrier repair

Work to improve safety by carrying out repairs to the barrier along the southbound slip road will start this week.  The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 30 August for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday only).

In addition, there will be narrow lanes in place 24 hours a day for the duration of the scheme.

M4 junctions 6 Windsor to 7 Maidenhead, Berkshire: surveying

Work to improve journeys by carrying out structural surveys along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 30 August for 4 nights.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 12 Theale, West Berkshire: communications technology replacement

Work to improve journeys by replacing traffic flow sensors following recent resurfacing work takes place this week.  The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 1 September.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

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

Work to improve journeys by carrying out structural surveys along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 1 September.

M27 junction 3 Southampton, Hampshire: utility diversion

Work to maintain safety by diverting utility cables as part of a scheme to replace the A3057 Romsey Road bridge continues this week.  Narrow lane running will be in place on the bridge during both day and night time hours until Friday 9 September.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m27-romsey-road-bridge-replacement-scheme-2

M27 junctions 3 to 4 Southampton, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways, on the roundabout at junction 3 and on the slip roads at Rownhams Services overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 30 August for 3 nights.

A3 Weston, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  The southbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 30 August.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Petersfield roundabout.

In addition, lane 1 of the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 31 August.

A3 Liss, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  The northbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 31 August.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Weston junction.

A3 Ham Barn to Longmoor, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  A lane closure will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 1 September.

A3 Longmoor, Hampshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by repairing a damaged sign at the junction takes place this week.  The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 31 August.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Ham Barn roundabout.

A3 Grayshott, Hampshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by repairing a damaged sign at the junction takes place this week.  Lane 1 of the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 30 August.

A34 / M40 junction 9 Bicester, Oxfordshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  A lane closure will be in place on the southbound exit slip road at the junction and on the A34 southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 30 August.

A34 Oxford to Islip, Oxfordshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 31 August.

A34 Oxford, Oxfordshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will take place this week.  A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway between the Botley and Peartree Interchanges overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday 1 September for 2 nights.

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by repairing a damaged sign at the junction takes place this week.  The southbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 1 September.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via West Ilsley.

Ends

NOTES

  1. Highways England is the wholly government-owned company responsible for modernising, maintaining and operating England’s motorways and major A roads.
  2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
  3. Safety at roadworks: Highways England 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.
    • And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.
  4. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and major A roads is available:
    • From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk
    • By phone from the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than a national call to an 01 or 02 number and are included in all discount schemes and call allowances. This applies to all landlines, mobiles and payphones. Call costs will vary depending on your landline or mobile supplier.) Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
    • On Apple and Android mobile devices via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
    • From Twitter – there are eight regional feeds with live traffic information. For information on roads in the South East follow us at @highwaysSEAST or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.
 

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