M27 Romsey Road bridge replacement scheme
The bridge which carried the A3057 Romsey Road over the M27 was constructed in the 1970s and was developing issues which meant it was nearing the end of its life. As a result, we have built a replacement and demolished the defective bridge.
The M27 is a key strategic route which runs between Southampton and Portsmouth in Hampshire. It carries traffic to and from the West Country, along with heavy volumes of freight for the port and passengers for the cruise ships in Southampton.
The M27 is heavily congested at peak times all the way between Southampton (junction 3) and Portsmouth (junction 12). The M27 near Southampton also joins with the M3 which is the only motorway between the south coast and London.
The aims of this scheme are to:
- replace the current deteriorating bridge with minimal disruption to road users
- improve safety for our customers
- re-establish a key transport link and remove the temporary weight restriction