M27 Southampton junctionsRecently updated

Improvements to the M27 and A3024 at Windhover roundabout and two local railway bridges.

Region:  South East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  ¬£130 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

From 19 September to 31 October 2017 we consulted on the proposal to improve the route into and out of Southampton via the A3024 corridor between the M27 Junction 8 and Six Dials junction. The scheme will assist in reducing delays on the M27 between junctions 5 and 8.

Intrusive surveys are currently underway to inform the geology and ecology of the local area and are due to be completed by November 2018. The data is required to further refine the design and provide important information on ground conditions.

What next?

Once the analysis is complete, a consultation report will be compiled and published at the time of the Preferred Route Announcement in Summer / Autumn 2018. The intrusive survey results will be compiled and used to inform the next stage of the scheme.

Timeline

Date Event
Autumn 2017 Public consultation
Summer / Autumn 2018 Preferred Route Announcement

Why we need this scheme

Safety is a key concern as 196 accidents were recorded from 2011 to 2015 between Windhover Roundabout and Northam Road Rail Bridge. 23% of these resulted in serious injury and 27% involved pedestrians or cyclists.

The M27 junction 8 was in the top 50 sites for casualties between 2009 and 2011.

The Bitterne Gating System, a series of linked traffic signals on the A3024 corridor, restricts access from many side roads and holds some traffic back on the edge of Southampton during the morning peak period.

Poor air quality associated with vehicle emissions is currently an issue.

On the A3024 Bitterne Road West. The local authorities are keen to make improvements to encourage more sustainable modes of transport such as walking, cycling or public transport in an effort to improve air quality and health.

Congestion at Windhover Roundabout is a combination of localised peak time (7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm) traffic and rat-running to avoid M27 junction 8 tailbacks.

If traffic congestion and queuing is not addressed on the local network, planned housing and employment growth will be compromised and the impacts of poor air quality will continue.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • support local and regional economic growth by improving traffic flow, capacity and connectivity and reducing journey times along the M27 junction 8 and the A3024 Corridor
  • improve safety by reducing conflict between pedestirans, cyclists and traffic the M27 between junction 8 and junction 5
  • deliver a more free-flowing network reducing congestion along the M27 and the A3024, and improving connectivity between east and west of the M27 via the M27 junction 8
  • support Southampton City Council‚Äôs efforts to improve local air quality
  • support the local authorities strategic aims by maximising opportunities for sustainable travel ‚Äď buses, walkers and cyclists
  • support long term sustainable economic growth plans

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 17 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 10:32 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 17 August 2018 to 17:00 on 17 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 10:32 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 3 September 2018 to 7 September 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:20 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 3 September 2018 to 7 September 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:20 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 17:00 on 7 September 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:20 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 3 September 2018 to 7 September 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:20 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 17 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 17 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:01 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:18 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 17:00 on 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 21 August 2018 to 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 21 August 2018 to 22 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 August 2018 to 06:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:40 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 August 2018 to 06:00 on 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:40 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 22 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:10 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:21 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:21 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:21 am
Location : The A27 westbound between the junctions with the A3M and the A2030 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:03 am
Location : The A3M southbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:03 am
Location : The A27 westbound at the junction with the A3M . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:03 am
Location : The A3M southbound entry slip at junction J4 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 15 August 2018 to 06:00 on 16 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 3:01 am
Location : The A27 westbound entry slip from the A3M . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 15 August 2018 to 06:00 on 16 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:58 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:17 on 9 April 2018 to 06:00 on 14 December 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J12 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 17:13 on 9 April 2018 to 06:00 on 14 December 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 17:00 on 21 August 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:10 am

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