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Road Improvement Disruptions for A303 – A34 – M3 – M27 – WC 28/08/18

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Tuesday 28 August but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. 

M3 junctions 3 Lightwater to 4 Farnborough, Hampshire: technology

Work to improve journeys by carrying out maintenance to the smart motorway technology takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 28 August for four nights.

M4 junction 8/9 to 10 Littlefield Green, Berkshire: bridge maintenance

Work to ensure road safety by maintaining the bridge that carries the B3024 over the M4 continues this week. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place over the bridge until Friday 21 September. In addition the B3024 over the bridge will be fully closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am) during the same period (Monday to Friday only).

During the closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via Waltham St Lawrence, Twyford, Shurlock Row, Warfield, Hawthorn Hill and Touchen-End. This route has been approved by the local authority for its suitability for most types of vehicles, however it is unsuitable for vehicles higher than 3.5 metres.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: street lighting

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the street lighting around junction 10 continues this week. The eastbound entry slip road from the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway, and the westbound exit slip road leading to the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 7 September (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.

M4 junction 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: street lighting

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the street lighting around junction 13 continues this week. The M4 eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday 30 August for 12 nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.

In addition, the exit out from the Hilton hotel to the Chieveley roundabout will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday 30 August for four nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the southbound link, then along the A339 to the Vodafone Roundabout, returning to the A34 via the A339 northbound.

M27 junctions 3 to 4 Southampton, Hampshire: bridge reconstruction

Work to maintain journeys and ensure road user safety by replacing the Romsey Road bridge near junction 3 continues this week. A 50mph speed restriction is in place on the M27 east and westbound carriageways beneath the bridge until summer 2019.

A3 Liss, Hampshire: signs

Works to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage along the A3 near Liss takes place this week. The southbound entry slip road at the Flexcombe/Liss junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 30 August. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Ham Barn roundabout.

A3 Guildford, Surrey: signs

Works to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage along the A3 at the University Interchange takes place this week. The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 28 August. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

In addition, lane closures will be in place on the A3 north and southbound carriageways at the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 28 August for four nights.

A3 Guildford, Surrey: resurfacing

Works to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A3 northbound near the A31 Hogs Back starts this week. The A3 northbound will be closed from Compton to the Stoke Interchange overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday 30 August for six nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place from Compton via the B3000 Puttenham Heath Road, the Hogs Back, A31 Farnham Road, A3100 London Road and the A25.

A3(M) Bedhampton, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A3(M) southbound near Bedhampton continues this week. The A3(M) southbound will be fully closed from junction 5 to the A27 westbound overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Monday 3 September (Monday to Friday only).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place from junction 5 down onto the A27 eastbound, exiting at the A3023 Langstone junction, loop around the roundabout and join the A27 westbound.

A34 Abingdon, Oxfordshire: safety barrier

Work to ensure road user safety by replacing sections of safety barrier along the A34 near Abingdon continues this week. 24 hour narrow lane running and a 50mph speed restriction will be in place on the A34 northbound carriageway until Friday 7 September.

In addition, the A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A415 Marcham Interchange to the A423 Hinksey Hill Interchange overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for the same duration (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A415 Marcham Road, Colwell Drive, Copenhagen Drive, Dunmore Road, Oxford Road and Hinksey Hill.

A303 Popham, Hampshire: milepost restoration

Work to restore a milepost located off the A303 near Popham starts this week. A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 28 August for five nights (Monday to Friday only).

A404 Marlow, Buckinghamshire: bridge maintenance

Work to improve safety by carrying out repairs to the footbridge which crosses over the A404 near Marlow starts this week. To allow the footbridge to be removed from site, the northbound and southbound carriageways of the A404, between the junction with the A4155 just outside Marlow and the Bisham Roundabout, will be closed from 9pm on Friday 31 August through to 5am on Monday 3 September. In addition, Parkway (which runs parallel with the A404) will also be closed.

Local traffic will be diverted via Henley-on-Thames (A4130 and A4155). Traffic on the M4 intending to reach the M40 (and vice-versa) will be diverted via the M4, M25 and M40.

A404/M40 junction 4 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: street lighting

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the street lighting around the Handy Cross roundabout takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the roundabout and approach roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 28 August for two nights.

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.