Traffic News | Hampshire Roadworks for the Week - 15th January 2018 | Andover & VillagesThe following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 January 2018 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 last 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 will continue until later in the year.

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 March.

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M3&status=

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction

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 March.

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

M4 junction 10 Wokingham to 11 Reading, Berkshire: bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by replacing the waterproofing material in the bridge which carries the M4 over the River Loddon continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the east and westbound carriageways until March.

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

M4 junction 11 Reading to 12 Theale, Berkshire: bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by replacing the joint of the bridge which carries the M4 over the River Kennet starts this week. The eastbound entry slip road at junction 12 will be closed and lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 15 January for 13 nights (weeknights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 towards Reading town centre, then south on the A33, joining the M4 at junction 11.

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

Work to improve journeys by refurbishing a series of bridges that carry the M4 over local roads continues this week. 24 hour narrow lane, 50mph speed limit and overnight lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways until July.

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

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

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the westbound carriageway near Baydon starts this week. The M4 westbound carriageway will be closed from junction 14 to junction 15 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from 15 January for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, taking the A4 to Marlborough then north along the A346.

In addition lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 17 January for six weeks (weeknights only).

M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: bridge refurbishment

Work to improve journeys by refurbishing a bridge at the junction 12 Paulsgrove Interchange continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways of the M27 and A27 between Farlington and Port Solent until April.

In addition, the A27/M27 westbound carriageway will be closed from the A2030 Eastern Road junction to M27 junction 12 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 16 March (weeknights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Eastern Road (A2030), Havant Road, Southampton Road and the M27 junction 12 link.

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/south-east/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M27&status=

A34 Beacon Hill to Litchfield, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the southbound carriageway continues this week. The A34 southbound carriageway will be closed from the A343 Wash Common/Highclere junction to the A303 Bullington Cross overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 31 January (weeknights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A339, Basingstoke and A303.

A34 Chieveley to West Ilsley, West Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by repairing a damaged patch of the A34 northbound carriageway takes place this week. The A34 northbound carriageway from the M4 junction 13 to West Ilsley will be closed overnight on Friday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via M4 junction 14, the A338 and A417 for motorway permitted vehicles; and via Speen, the A4, the A338 and A417 for motorway restricted vehicles.

A34 Hinksey Hill (Oxford), Oxfordshire: street lighting

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the street lighting around the Hinksey Hill junction continues this week. The A34 northbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, until Tuesday 16 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the north Abingdon junction and return.

In addition the A34 northbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am from Friday 19 January for five nights (weeknights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Botley interchange and return.

A34 Kidlington (Oxford), Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A34 southbound carriageway between Gosford and Peartree Hill continues this week. The A34 southbound carriageway from the M40 (junction 9) to the A44 Peartree Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 26 January (weeknights only).

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

Non-motorway traffic: A41 towards Bicester, Vendee Drive, A4095 through Kirtlington towards Woodstock, A44 Woodstock Road, joining the A34 at A44 Peartree Interchange

Motorway permitted traffic: M40 Junction 8a, A40 and Oxford ring-road, either joining the A34 at the A44 Peartree Interchange or A423 Hinksey Hill

A303 Bullington to Popham, Hampshire: drainage and resurfacing

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the drainage system along the A303 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the A303 east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until March (weeknights only).

In addition the link from the A303 eastbound carriageway to the M3 northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 January for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30 Stockbridge Road slip and the A30, joining the M3 at junction 7.

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.

 

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