A303 Resurfacing Scheme - Closure DetailsHighways England has announced details of when the A303 resurfacing work will be undertaken, after Test Valley Borough Council contacted them to identify a number of local priority areas for addressing road noise generated by traffic on the A303.

The purpose of the Highways England project is to replace worn out carriageway. To ensure the areas most in need of quiet surfacing were prioritised as part of the resurfacing works, the council wrote to Highways England and put forward its proposals for which sections should be completed first. Both the east and west bound carriageways of the A303 will be resurfaced with quieter road surface from the junction of the A3057 Winchester Road junction to the Hundred Acre Corner junction (A343 Churchill Way West). In order to undertake the works safely the A303 will be closed overnight from 10pm to 6am. The road closures are as follows:


Details of closure

Diversion route

Tuesday 11 to Monday

17 August*

A303 Eastbound carriageway between the A343 (Churchill Way/Hundred

Acre) and A3093 (Picket Twenty)

Andover ring-road (A343 Churchill Way West, Redon Way, Northern Avenue and A3093 Churchill Way)

Tuesday 18 August to

Monday 21 September*

A303 Westbound carriageway between the A3093 (Picket Twenty) and

A343 (Churchill Way/Hundred Acre)

Andover ring-road (A3093 Churchill Way, Northern Avenue, Redon Way and A343 Churchill Way West)


Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “I am delighted that Highways England has now confirmed the dates of the resurfacing work. We have worked closely with them for some time now to ensure that the areas in greatest need of low noise surfacing are prioritised. As I have said previously, it would great if the full length of the A303 around Andover could be resurfaced with quiet surfacing, but this is certainly a good start.”

Further information about the work can be found at www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/The-A303-Resurfacing-Scheme-

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