M27 junctions 4 to 11: smart motorway

We're upgrading the M27 between junction 4 (M3 interchange) and junction 11 (Fareham) by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane, making a dual four-lane, smart motorway.

Region:  South East
Start date:  January 2019
Cost:  Â£244 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2020-21
Programme:  

Progress report

As per our previous e-Bulletin dated 1 May 2020, we will be installing a new gantry between junction 4 and 5. However, due to operational requirements the installation of this gantry will now be postponed and will not take place on 11 May 2020 and 12 May 2020. A new date will be set within the near future. Once this activity has been reprogrammed, we will be sure to provide further information.

Bored Piling

We will be undertaking preparatory works to accommodate the installation of new gantries between junction 9 and junction 11. On occasion these works may be noisy, and we apologise for any disturbance this may cause.

This activity will take place at three locations from 18 May 2020 to 5 June 2020. All work will be undertaken overnight between 9.00pm and 6.00am the following morning. Our contractors will mitigate the noise as practically as possible to reduce the impact on local communities.

Vegetation Clearances

Vegetation clearances will continue throughout the scheme as per our previous e-Bulletin dated 17 April 2020. We will be clearing vegetation overnight between junction 8 and junction 9 from 25 May 2020 to 31 May 2020.

What's next?

We’re continuing to undertake works to convert the M27 to a smart motorway in the verge sections between junctions 4 and 8. During this time, we will carry on with our activity within the central reserve between junctions 8 and 11, ahead of a future switch to the verges at these locations, once the central reserve is complete. A 50mph speed restriction will remain in place along this section of the motorway, until the scheme is fully operational and open to the public. This will enable road users to travel through our roadworks without compromising their safety, or that of our workforce. For up to date details of closures, see the planned roadworks feed.

Timeline

Date Event
12 March 2018 to 10 April 2018 Statutory Instrument Consultation
June to August 2018 Public information events
January to June 2019 Works between junction 4 and 8
14 June to 15 June 2019 Demolition of North Fareham bridge
21 June to 24 July 2019 Installation of traffic management between junctions 8 and 11
30 September to 30 October 2019 Switch of traffic management from central reservation to verges between junctions 4 and 5
February 2020 Switch of traffic management from central reservation to verges between junctions 5 and 8

Why we need this scheme

The M27 is located in Hampshire, and falls within the Highways England Area 3 Asset Support Contract, as well as the South East Regional Control Centre. It's a key part of the strategic road network, providing a vital transport link between Southampton and Portsmouth, while also connecting to the M3 at junction 4, leading to Winchester and Basingstoke.

This route currently faces congestion during peak travel hours caused by the volume of traffic using the network.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion and smooth the flow of traffic by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane
  • improve journey time reliability on the strategic road network
  • support the economy and facilitate economic growth by providing increased capacity on the motorway
  • continue to deliver a high level of safety performance on the network using smart motorway techniques
  • minimise environmental impacts of the scheme and where possible allow for enhancements to be made to the environment

View our guidance on how to drive on a smart motorway.

The scheme in detail

The M27 smart motorway scheme stretches from junction 4 (M3 Interchange) to junction 11 (Fareham), and will directly connect to the M3 junction 9 (Winchester / A34 Interchange) to junction 14 (M27) smart motorway scheme. The scheme is 24km (15 miles), and all links on the M27 between junction 4 to 11 will be upgraded to smart motorway, dual four all-lane running. The hard shoulder will be retained between junctions 7 and 8.

The scheme will involve:

  • permanent conversion of the hard shoulder to create a fourth lane and changing the junction slip roads to accommodate this
  • new CCTV cameras and electronic information signs and signals on gantries - these will show variable mandatory speed limits and manage traffic flow and incidents
  • emergency refuge areas throughout the length of the scheme
  • the hardening of the central reserve and installation of a reinforced barrier to improve safety

M27 smart motorway visualisation

Environmental Assessment Report

Our Environmental Assessment Report, and its associated documents, have now been published and can be found in the ‘Project media files and documents' section.

Please ensure you review the ‘Environmental Assessment Report – Introduction’ document before accessing the report, as it provides an explanation relating to the timeline of the creation of the reports, and the findings within.

Project media files and documents

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:27 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:28 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:25 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:26 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 June 2020 to 06:00 on 4 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
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 20:00 on 3 June 2020 to 06:00 on 4 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 13 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 June 2020 to 06:00 on 4 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 6:22 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions M27 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 northbound at junction J1 . 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 3 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 4 July 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . 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 3 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 July 2020 to 25 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 28 September 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2020 to 06:00 on 13 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 June 2020 to 06:00 on 26 June 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2020 to 06:00 on 29 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 28 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . 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 3 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2020 to 27 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 13 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2020 to 27 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 June 2020 to 4 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M271 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 22 June 2020 to 27 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J8 . 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 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 10 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2020 to 06:00 on 20 June 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 June 2020 to 06:00 on 25 July 2020.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 2 June 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 1:15 pm

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