Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 18 September to Sunday 24 September 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 15 September 2017 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

The M3 in Surrey and Hampshire reopened as a smart motorway on Monday 31 July. The hard shoulder has been converted to a new fourth traffic lane in each direction on a 13.4 mile section of the motorway between junction 4a for Farnborough and junction 2 for the M25, and cutting-edge technology sets the speed limit to match conditions, helps spot any queuing traffic, incidents or broken down vehicles, and informs drivers about conditions ahead.

Major maintenance being carried out alongside the project is also substantially complete, but some activities – including the rebuilding of the Woodlands Lane bridge over the M3 near Windlesham – will continue until later in the year.

 

This week, the M25 clockwise carriageway between junctions 12 and 13 including the M3 junction 2 northbound slip road to the M25 clockwise and the M3 southbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight between 8pm and 5.30am on Monday 18 September 2017 for four nights and between 8pm and 7am on Friday 22 September and Saturday 23 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 3 and 1 of the M3.

The  junction 4a entry slip road to the southbound M3 will be closed overnight between 8pm and 5.30am on Monday 18 September 2017 for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via: M3 junction 4a southbound to the A327 to the M3 junction 4a northbound to the M3 junction 4 to turn around and re-enter the M3 at junction 4 southbound.

The northbound M3 between junctions 4 and 3 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 7am on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September and between 10pm and 5.30am on Sunday 24 September 2017. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via: M3 junction 4 to A331 to A30 to A322 to the M3 junction 3.

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m3-junctions-2-4a-smart-motorway/

 

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: bridge strengthening

Work to maintain journeys by repairing the bridge supports continues this week. Narrow lanes will be in place 24/7 on the roundabout beneath the M3 until February 2018.  For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M3&status=

 

M3 junctions 6 Basingstoke to 9 Winchester, Hampshire: drainage

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the drainage system along the M3 takes place this week.  Varied lane closures will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 4 nights.

 

M4 junction 5 Slough, Berkshire: road markings

Work to improve road user’s journeys by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week.  The eastbound exit slip road at junction 5 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 18 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4 (Heathrow) and return.

 

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction and surveys

Work to improve journeys by refurbishing the bridge that 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 December 2017.

In addition to allow drainage CCTV surveys to be undertaken, lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways beneath the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 20 September for 3 nights.

 

M4 junction 11 Reading, Berkshire: street lighting

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the street lighting at the junction starts this week.  Lanes 1 and 2 of the westbound carriageway and the westbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 10 and return.

 

M4 junction 12 Theale, Berkshire: road markings

Work to improve road user’s journeys by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week.  The eastbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 12 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 23 September.  Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions and returned.

 

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: bridge refurbishment and road markings

Work to improve journeys by refurbishing a series of bridges that carry the M4 over local roads and renewal of road markings continues this week.  Overnight lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways until late-October.

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M4&status=

 

M4 junction 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: road markings

Work to improve road user’s journeys by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week.  The eastbound entry slip road at junction 13 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 21 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 14 and return.

 

M4 junction 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: road markings

Work to improve road user’s journeys by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week.  The eastbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 14 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 20 September.  Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions and returned.

 

M27 junctions 3 Southampton to 2 Ower, Hampshire: road markings

Work to improve road user’s journeys by renewing the road markings along the M27 continues this week.  The westbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 3 and lanes on the main westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 2 nights.  Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions and returned.

 

M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing the westbound slip road at junction 12 starts this week. The westbound entry slip road at junction 12 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 20 September for 13 nights (Monday to Friday only).  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M275 and Tipner Interchange and return.

 

A3 Milford to Compton, Surrey: surveys

Work to improve journeys by undertaking CCTV surveys of the drainage system along the A3 continues this week.  Lane closures will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 5 nights.

In addition, the southbound entry slip road at the Compton Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 19 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3000, A31 Hogs Back and Down Lane.

The northbound entry slip road at the Compton Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 21 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Hurtmore junction and return.

The northbound exit slip road at the Milford Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 22 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Hurtmore junction and return.

 

A3 Guildford, Surrey: lighting replacement and resurfacing

Work to ensure road user safety by replacing the lighting columns between University Interchange and Compton finishes this week. The A3 northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 19 September. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via Guildford.

In addition, works to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing the A3 southbound between the Burpham and Stoke Interchanges starts this week.  The A3 southbound carriageway will be closed from the A3100 Burpham Interchange to the A25 Dennis Interchange overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 20 September for four weeks (Monday to Friday only).  A clearly signed diversion in place via the A3100, A246, A322, A31 and B3000.

 

A27 Farlington, Hampshire: street lighting

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the street lighting around the A2030 Eastern Road junction continues this week.  The eastbound exit and entry slip roads at the junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 27 September (Monday to Friday only).  Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

 

A27 Warblington, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing a slip road at the A259 Warblington junction takes place this week.  The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 19 September for 4 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Fishbourne Roundabout (Chichester) and return.

 

A31 Ringwood, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing a slip road at the A338 Ringwood Interchange takes place this week.  The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 5 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Ashley Heath Roundabout and returned.

 

A31 Ferndown to Wimborne Minster, Dorset, resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by repairing a damaged area of the carriageway takes place this week.  The A31 westbound carriageway from the Canford Bottom junction to the Merley roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Thursday 21 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3073 Ham Lane, Ringwood Lane and A341.

 

A31 Wimborne Minster, Dorset: signage

Work to keep road users informed by renewing selected signs at the A349 Merley roundabout and B3073 Lake Gates Roundabout takes place this week.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the Merley and Lake Gates Roundabouts overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 18 September.

In addition, the temporary traffic lights will be in place at the Merley Roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 20 September.

 

A31 Sturminster Marshall, Dorset: signage

Work to keep road users informed by renewing selected signs at the A350 Roundhouse Roundabout takes place this week.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 19 September for 4 nights.

 

A31 Winterbourne Zelston, Dorset: signage

Work to keep road users informed by renewing selected signs along the A31 near Winterbourne Zelston takes place this week.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A31 near Vermin Lane overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 22 September.

 

A34 Bullington Cross, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the A30 link at the A34/A303 interchange takes place this week.  The A30 link between the two roundabouts, the A34 southbound slip roads and the A303 westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 5 nights.

During the closures the following clearly signed diversions will be in place:

  • Westbound A303 traffic seeking to join the A34 northbound will be diverted along the Barton Stacey and returned to access the A34 from the A303 eastbound carriageway
  • Westbound A303 traffic seeking to join the A34 southbound will be diverted to Barton Stacey, east to the A34, north to Tufton then south on the A34
  • Southbound A34 traffic seeking to enter the A303 east or westbound carriageways will be diverted to Three Maids Hill and returned to access the A303 from the A34 northbound carriageway
  • Eastbound A303 traffic seeking to join the A34 southbound will be diverted north to Tufton then south on the A34
  • Local traffic seeking to join the A34 at Bullington Interchange – diverted from Sutton Scotney south along Christmas Hill, joining the A34 at Three Maids Hill
  • Local traffic seeking to join the A303 at Bullington Interchange – diverted from Sutton Scotney to Micheldever to access the A303

 

A34 Highclere, Hampshire: surveys

Work to improve journeys by undertaking surveys of the network takes place this week.  The northbound exit and entry slip roads at the A343 Wash Common/Highclere junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 22 September.  Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.

 

A34 Didcot to Abingdon, Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A34 northbound carriageway from the Milton Interchange to Abingdon starts this week. The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A4130 Milton Interchange to the A415 Marcham Interchange overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 19 September for four weeks (Monday to Friday only).  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A417 to Wantage, north on the A338, then the A420 to re-join the A34 at the Botley Interchange.

 

A34 Botley to Wolvercote (Oxford), Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the A34 northbound carriageway near Oxford finishes this week. The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A420 Botley Interchange to the A44 Peartree Interchange overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Monday 18 September.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Oxford ring-road for all closures.

 

A303 Thruxton and Andover, Hampshire: bridge refurbishment

Work to improve journeys by refurbishing the bridges that carry the A303 over local roads near Thruxton and at Picket Twenty continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways until January 2018.

The A303 westbound carriageway from the A3093 Picket Twenty junction to the A342 Hundred Acre junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 18 September with a clearly signed diversion in place via the A3093 and A343.

The A303 eastbound carriageway from the A338 Parkhouse Cross junction to the A342 Hundred Acre junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 18 September for 4 nights, with a clearly signed diversion in place via the A338, Shipton Bellinger, Tidworth, Ludgershall and the A342.

The A303 westbound carriageway from the A342 Hundred Acre junction to the A338 Parkhouse Cross junction will be fully closed from 9pm on Friday 22 September through to 6am on Monday 25 September.  A local diversion will be in place via the A342, Ludgershall, Tidworth and A338.

Road users travelling further afield (e.g. between the West Country and London) are advised to use alternatives routes travelling south (the A35, A31, M27) or north (M4).

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/south-east/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=A303&status=

 

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.

 

Ends

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. Highways England is the wholly government-owned company responsible for modernising, maintaining and operating England’s motorways and major A roads.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the South East follow us at @HighwaysSEAST or for the full index visitwww.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

 

Issued by Highways England.

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