M271 and A35 Redbridge roundabout upgradeRecently updated

An upgrade to the Redbridge roundabout. This will include a dedicated left turn lane for traffic leaving the M271 to access Southampton Docks and city centre.

Region:  South East
Start date:  May 2019
Cost:  £8.5 million to £15.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Spring 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

In November and December 2016, we held a public consultation to gather feedback on proposed plans to improve the M271 A35 Redbridge roundabout.

All comments from the public consultation were analysed and we would like to thank everyone who provided their feedback and attended the exhibition.

You can read our executive summary which provides information on the preferred route, including a map to show what the scheme will look like. If you would like to find out further information on the feedback we received then you can read the public consultation report.

Since then we have been working on our design and ensuring that we are ready to start construction in May 2019. This work includes assessing the environmental impacts, refining the benefits that we will be delivering with the scheme and how we can minimise disruption during construction. We have also been designing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the roundabout both during and after construction.

What's next?

There will be an opportunity to find out more about the scheme in Spring 2019, when we will hold public information events, to find out how we will be building the scheme and how it will impact you.

Timeline

Date Event
Autumn/winter 2016 Public consultation
Spring 2017 Publish details of the preferred scheme
Autumn 2018 Site clearance works
Spring 2019 Public information events
May 2019 Start of works

Why we need this scheme

Congestion is a real problem in this area. The M271 southbound to the A33 has average speeds of below 40 mph during peak hours which also impacts road safety.

Aims

This scheme will:
  • reduce traffic delays on this important route into Southampton
  • create more reliable journey times for local, regional and port transport

The scheme in detail

This scheme will create a segregated left lane to ease congestion for vehicles travelling from the motorway to the City and Port of Southampton. Widening will also be done to introduce another lane on the roundabout for traffic going in the opposite direction. Improvements will be made to the subway by Gover Road whilst the subway at the southern edge of the roundabout will be decommissioned. A toucan crossing will be introduced, with the crossings on Redbridge Road being upgraded and moved for safety reasons. The footbridge will be replaced to make it possible for both pedestrians and cyclists to cross and a shared use path will be built on the southern side of the roundabout which will link up with Southampton City Council’s network.

Please see the M271 Redbridge Preferred Route Map for details.

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 15 August 2018 to 17:00 on 23 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:01 on 15 August 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:15 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:30 am
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:54 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:21 am
Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the M27 and the A338 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:03 am
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 22 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:03 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 August 2018 to 06:00 on 17 August 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 15 August 2018 to 06:00 on 16 August 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 1:13 am
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 15, 2018, 4:23 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 14 August 2018 to 17:00 on 17 August 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
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 21 August 2018.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction 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
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
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 eastbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2018 to 24 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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