Travel News | Local Roadworks for the Week - 26th February 2018 | Andover & VillagesThe following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 23 February 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 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. For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m3-junctions-2-4a-smart-motorway/

M3 junctions 5 Hook to 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the M3 near Mapledurwell continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the M3 southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 28 February for 7 nights (Monday to Friday only).

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 2018. For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M3&status=

M3 junctions 8 Basingstoke to 9 Winchester, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections on the M3 north and southbound carriageways continues this week. The M3 southbound carriageway will be closed from junction 7 to junction 9 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 26 February for up-to four weeks (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction and street lighting

Work to improve journeys by upgrading the street lighting around junction 10 and 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.

In addition, the following slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place via adjacent junctions: Monday 26 February for 4 nights – closure of the slip road from the M4 eastbound carriageway to the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway

Saturday 3 March for 1 night – closure of the slip road from the M4 westbound carriageway to the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway

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

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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.

In addition, the M4 westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Lower Earley Way.

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

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.

In addition the M4 eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am on Wednesday 28 February, and the westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Saturday 3 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4. 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 finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 28 February.

M27 junctions 3 to 4 Southampton, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the east and westbound carriageways continues this week. The M27 eastbound carriageway will be closed from junction 3 to junction 5 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Thursday 1 March (Sunday to Friday only).

In addition, the M27 westbound carriageway will be closed from junction 5 to junction 3 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Friday 2 March for four weeks. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3057, A27 and Stoneham Way.

M27 junction 11 Fareham, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the M27 eastbound carriageway near junction 11 starts this week. The eastbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 28 February for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction and return.

M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: bridge refurbishment and barrier replacement

Work to improve journeys by replacing old sections of the safety barrier and 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.

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 (Monday to Friday). 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=

A3 Weston, Hampshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage at the Weston junction starts this week. The northbound exit and entry slip roads at the Sheet link junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 28 February for 4 nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next junctions and return.

A3 Petersfield, Hampshire: signage

Work to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage at the Weston junction starts this week. The northbound exit slip road at the Weston junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 28 February for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next junction and return.

A3(M) junction 2 to 1 Horndean, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the northbound carriageway starts this week. The A3(M) northbound carriageway will be closed from junction 2 to junction 1 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 26 February for 3 weeks (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2149 Dell Piece West, the A3 Portsmouth Road and London Road.

A34 Newbury, West Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the northbound carriageway between Donnington and Chieveley continues this week. The A339 northbound carriageway from the Vodafone roundabout to the M4 and the A34 northbound exit to the M4 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 6 March (Monday to Friday only).

Two clearly signed diversion routes will be in place

Non-motorway vehicles – from Newbury, north on the B4009 towards Hermitage, north-west along Priors Court Road towards Chieveley, then either left at Graces Lane for the service area/hotels and M4, or continue through Chieveley/Beedon for the A34 northbound Motorway permitted vehicles – from Newbury, travel west along the A4 Bath Road towards Hungerford, turn right onto the A338 towards Wantage, joining the M4 at junction 14

The Moto (Chieveley) service area and hotels will still be open during these closures – customers should follow the B4009 diversion then enter the service area from the southbound link off the M4 roundabout.

A34 Kidlington (Oxford), Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A34 north and southbound carriageways continues this week. The A34 southbound carriageway from the M40 at junction 9 to the A44 Peartree Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday 28 February. In addition, the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A44 Peartree Interchange to the M40 at junction 9 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 26 February for 3 weeks (Monday to Friday only).

During the closures clearly signed diversions will be in place as follows:

Non-motorway traffic: leave the A34 at the Peartree Interchange and follow the A44 towards Woodstock, travel north along the A4095 through Enslow and Kirtlington towards Bicester, turn right onto Vendee Drive to access the A41 travelling either north or south depending on the final destination

Motorway permitted traffic: leave the A34 at either the A423 Hinksey Hill or A44 Peartree

Interchange, travel around the Oxford ring-road then east along the A40 to join the M40 at junction 8a, travelling either north or south depending on the final destination

A303 Bullington to Popham, Hampshire: drainage, resurfacing and bridge joints

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the drainage system, resurfacing the links between the M3 and the A303 and replacing the joints in the bridges at Bullington Cross continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 26 February for 5 nights.

A404 / M40 junction 4 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the Handy Cross roundabout finishes this week. The roundabout and following approach roads will be closed from 9pm on Friday 2 March through to 5am on Monday 5 March:

Wycombe Road between Ragmans Lane and the Handy Cross roundabout

A4010 John Hall Way between Crest Road and the Handy Cross roundabout

Marlow Road between Cressex Road roundabout and the Handy Cross roundabout

A404 Marlow Hill between Waitrose/Park and Ride and the Handy Cross roundabout

Various clearly signed diversions will be in place primarily using the M40 junctions 5 and 3, the A40, Woodburn Green and Little Marlow.

For further information visit: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=a404&keywords=&roads=&status= or

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/improvement-schemes-and-projects/handy-cross-a404m40-junction-4-roundabout-closures/

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.