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News  »  Notification List of M3 Junctions 2 to 4a Closures 26 July - 4 August 2017



   Notification List of M3 Junctions 2 to 4a Closures 26 July - 4 August 2017    27 July, 2017

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The M3 smart motorway section is currently restricted to 50mph, part of handing over a smart motorway into operations, involves running 4 lanes at the reduced speed limit.  During this period the new installed technology and electronic systems have to be tested and commissioned appropriately to ensure everything is fully functional and meets all operational requirements. Within the month the speed restriction will be removed operating at national speed limit and variable speed as and when necessary to manage flows.

Alongside upgrading the M3 to a smart motorway, Highways England made the decision to undertake additional maintenance and renewal work of a large amount of existing infrastructure, some of which included Woodlands Lane Bridge, drainage repairs and full low noise resurfacing.  Carrying these works in conjunction is more efficient and cost effective and will minimise future disruption to residents and the travelling public in the area. As a result this added six months to the original programme. This does not mean the M3 smart motorway upgrade is late or overrun, but the project took longer due to this extra work.

Whilst we have delivered most of this additional work in parallel with the smart motorway works, the work to reconstruct Woodlands Lane Bridge and other minor works unconnected with the smart motorway upgrade will continue after the 30 June.  We will be using overnight lane and carriageway closures to complete the works and expect to open the new Woodlands Lane Bridge by winter 2017/18.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Where:            The M25 clockwise link road to the M3 northbound

Timing:            8pm – 5.30am

Diversion:       Continue on the M25 clockwise to junction 13, turn around and enter the M25 anti clockwise to junction 12 to M3 junction 2 northbound.

Required for:  CAT 1 Repairs

Wednesday 26 July – Friday 28 July 2017

Where:            M3 Jct 2 to 4a southbound including the M25 junction 12 clockwise slip road and anti-clockwise link road to the M3 southbound and junctions 2, 3 and 4 entry slips and junctions 3, 4 and 4a exit slips

Timing:            Wednesday - Thursday 8pm – 5.30am, Friday 8pm – 7am

Diversion:       M3 southbound J2 to M25 J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a, M25 clockwise J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a, M25 anti clockwise J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a

Required for: Remedial Works and Important Testing and Commissioning Works

Where:            M3 Jct 4a to 2 northbound including Jct 4a, 4 and 3 entry slips, Jct 3 exit slip and the M3 Jct 2 slip road to the M25 clockwise and M3 Jct 2 link road to M25 anti-clockwise

Timing:            Wednesday - Thursday 8pm – 5.30am

                        Friday 8pm – 7am

Diversion:       M3 Jct 4a to A327 to A30 to M25 Jct 13 to M3 Jct 2 northbound

Required for:  Remedial Works and Important Testing and Commissioning Works

Where:            The M3 junction 2 southbound link road to the M25 clockwise

Timing:            Tuesday - Thursday 8pm – 5.30am

                        Friday 8pm – 7am

Diversion:       Exit the M3 junction 2 on to the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 11, turn around and enter the M25 clockwise

Required for:  Remedial Works and Important Testing and Commissioning Works

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August 2017

Where:            M3 Jct 2 to 4a southbound including the M25 junction 12 clockwise slip road and anti-clockwise link road to the M3 southbound and junctions 2, 3 and 4 entry slips and junctions 3, 4 and 4a exit slips

Timing:            Monday - Thursday 8pm – 5.30am

                        Friday 8pm – 7am

Diversion:       M3 southbound J2 to M25 J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a, M25 clockwise J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a, M25 anti clockwise J13 via A30 to A327 to M3 J4a

Required for: Remedial Works and Important Testing and Commissioning Works

Where:            M3 Jct 4a to 2 northbound including Jct 4a, 4 and 3 entry slips, Jct 3 exit slip and the M3 Jct 2 slip road to the M25 clockwise and M3 Jct 2 link road to M25 anti-clockwise

Timing:            Monday - Thursday 8pm – 5.30am

                        Friday 8pm – 7am

Diversion:       M3 Jct 4a to A327 to A30 to M25 Jct 13 to M3 Jct 2 northbound

Required for:  Remedial Works and Important Testing and Commissioning Works

Please note these closures are weather dependant.

SOURCE: Balfour Beatty, Working on behalf of Highways England, Highways England Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000, www.highways.gov.uk. 26th July 2017.

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