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Hampshire Roadworks for the Week - 8th January 2018

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 January 2018 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All Highways 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 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=

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 May.

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 April.

In addition, the M4 westbound carriageway from junction 10 to junction 11 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Lower Earley Way.

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=

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, from Monday 8 January for ten weeks (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 =

A31 Sturminster Marshall to Bere Regis, Dorset: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing areas of the A31 near Bere Regis and Stag Gates takes place this week. The A31 east and westbound carriageways will be closed between the A350 Roundhouse Roundabout and the A35 Bere Regis Roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 8 January for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A34.

A34 Sutton Scotney to Kings Worthy, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by repairing surfacing along the A34 southbound carriageway takes place this week. The A34 southbound carriageway will be closed from the A303 (Bullington Cross) to the A33 (Kings Worthy) overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 9 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A33.

A34 Beacon Hill to Litchfield, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the southbound carriageway starts 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, from Wednesday 10 January for three weeks (Monday to Saturday). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A339, Basingstoke and A303.

A34 Hinksey Hill (Oxford), Oxfordshire: street lighting

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the street lighting around the Hinksey Hill junction starts this week. Hinksey Hill Road between the entrance for Oxford Architects LLP and the A34 roundabout will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 8 January for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Oxford Road, the A4183 Abingdon North junction and the A34.

In addition, the A34 northbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Wednesday 10 January for 5 nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the north Abingdon junction 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 starts this week. The A34 southbound carriageway from the M40 (junction 9) to the A44 Peartree Interchange will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 10 January for 13 nights (Monday to Friday 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

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 (Monday to Friday only).

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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