26 September 2011
A31 Canford Bottom Junction Improvements
Advance work continues this week on a road upgrade at the Canford Bottom Junction on the A31. The scheme will reduce congestion, both on the A31 and the local roads on approach to the roundabout. The improvements will involve upgrade the existing roundabout into a fully signalised junction, with the A31 extending through the centre of the roundabout.
The first phase of work involves surveys and other enabling activities. Main construction is scheduled to begin in October, and is expected to take around 34 weeks to complete. To ensure any disruption is kept to an absolute minimum, most work will be carried out overnight when traffic flows are lowest, although some work will be carried out during the day as well.
A34 Three Maids Hill (near Winchester)
Bridge Repairs On Monday 26 September, work will carried out to repair the safety barrier on the bridge at the Three Maids Hill Junction where it crosses the A34, which was damaged by a recent vehicle impact. The work will be carried out between 9am and 6.30pm using a lane closure on the A272 link road. There will be no restrictions on the A34 itself.
M4 Junction 5 to 12 Street Lighting
Electrical work continues this week in the central reservation of the M4 between junction 5 for Datchet and junction 12, near Reading. Work will be carried out overnight between 9pm and 6am, using a temporary lane closure, and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
M4 Junction 14 (Hungerford) Bridge
Joint Replacement Scheme Safety improvement work to replace the bridge joints at junction 14 of the M4 at Hungerford will start on Wednesday 28 September. Bridge joints allow for the movement of the bridge deck in response to changes in traffic flows and temperature. The joints are reaching the end of their serviceable life and need to be replaced.
The work will take approximately eight weeks to complete and will be carried out at night between 10pm and 6am, using narrow lane running on both sides of the road and a temporary restricted speed limit of 50mph.
Safety barrier maintenance – various routes
Work to inspect and re-tension safety barriers across motorways and major roads in central southern England continues this week. Depending on the location, work will be carried out during off-peak daytime hours or overnight using temporary lane closures, with occasional overnight slip road closures, which will be confirmed in this bulletin. This work is expected to be complete in October 2011.
This major improvement scheme is now open to traffic. Work to remove the traffic signals on the old A3 and replace them with a mini double roundabout continues this week, with temporary traffic signals on the old A3. Main work is expected to be complete in October, with footpath improvement work continuing in November. The project team would like to thank the local community for their continued cooperation and understanding whilst these final stages of work are carried out.
Bedhampton Roundabout improvement work
A 12-month scheme led by Havant Borough Council to improve the junction at the Bedhampton Roundabout (also known as the Rusty Cutter Roundabout), just off junction 5 of the A3(M) in Hampshire, began in October 2010. The improvements will include the introduction of traffic signal controls at the end of the A3(M) and A27 exit slip roads at their junction with the roundabout. New lanes will also be added to the roundabout itself, on the A3(M) southbound exit slip road and eastbound on the link road to the A27 junction.
Further information on this scheme can be found at www.dyerandbutler.co.uk
M275 embankment work
Work to strengthen the existing sea defences along the M275 between Hilsea and Portsmouth will continue this week and is due to be completed by the end of October. Work will be carried out overnight between 10.30pm and 6am, Monday to Friday (and will be subject in part to the tide).
The work will comprise of repairs to the embankment earthworks including remedial works to eroded areas, as well as replacement of damaged kerbing, where necessary. The work will ensure a regenerated long term sea defence which will provide essential protection not only to the adjacent major road network (M275/ M27/ A27) but also to the communities of Hilsea and Portsmouth.
A31 Closure: Roundhouse Roundabout to Bere Regis Roundabout Overnight work to complete a safety upgrade along a seven mile stretch of the A31 in Dorset will be carried out this week.
Sections of the road will be resurfaced between the Roundhouse Roundabout, where the A31 meets the A350 near Sturminster Marshall and the Bere Regis roundabout, for the A35.
The work, which starts on Monday (26 September), completes a safety upgrade which started earlier this year that has included resurfacing, installing new road studs and road markings as well as some targeted vegetation clearance to improve visibility and make journeys on the A31 safer and more reliable. It will be carried out in a series of overnight closures, and is expected to be complete by the end of the week.
The A31 will be closed in both directions between the two roundabout each night from Monday to Friday, between 10pm and 5.30am each night. Separate diversions will be in place for long distance and local traffic and, where local roads meet the A31 on the closed section, a marshalling service will be set up.
Most traffic on the A31 will be directed to follow the main diversion route, via the A350 and the A35. Local traffic will follow one of several secondary diversions routes, with drivers directed onto either the A354, A350 and the A35. Some of these diversion routes wil involve crossing the A31 at one of the marshalling points.
All restrictions will be removed outside working hours, and the work is expected to be completed overnight on Friday.
M3 Junction 3 Resurfacing
Sections of the southbound M3 just past junction 3 at Bagshot in Surrey will be resurfaced overnight on Monday 26 September. The work will be carried out between 10pm and 6am under temporary lane closures.
M3 Junction 3 – 2 Resurfacing
Sections of the northbound M3 between junctions 3 and 2, near Windlesham in Surrey will be resurfaced this week. Works starts on Wednesday 28 September for 3 nights and will be carried out using temporary lane closures.
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