M27 junctions 4 to 11: smart motorwayRecently updated

We are 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:  2018-2019
Cost:  ¬£244 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2020-2021
Programme:  

Progress report

We are progressing plans for a smart motorway scheme on the M27 between junctions 4 to 11, where the hard shoulder will be turned into a permanent running lane, converting it into a dual four lane smart motorway.

We will also be introducing new signage and technology to help with the management of vehicle speeds and safe lane use.

Smart motorways reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability by making the hard shoulder available as a traffic lane, and use variable speed limits to smooth traffic flow. They also add much needed capacity to some of the most congested parts of our network and support economic growth.

What's next?

As part of our on-going information sharing with our neighbours and stakeholders we will be hosting a series of public information exhibitions that will be taking place at the following locations:

Date Time Venue Address
22 June 2018 10.30am to 7.30pm West End Parish Centre Chapel Rd, West End, Southampton, SO30 3FE
23 June 2018 10.30am to 4.00pm West End Parish Centre Chapel Rd, West End, Southampton, SO30 3FE
29 June 2018 12.30pm to 7.00pm Bursledon and District Community Association The Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8ES
6 July 2018 2.30pm to 7.30pm St Michael and All Angels Church Bassett Ave, Southampton, SO16 7FD
7 July 2018 10.30am to 4.00pm St Michael and All Angels Church Bassett Ave, Southampton, SO16 7FD
20 July 2018 10.30am to 7.30pm Hedge End Town Council (2000 Centre) St John's Rd, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4AF
21 July 2018 10.30am to 4.00pm Hedge End Town Council (2000 Centre) St John's Rd, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4AF
27 July 2018 10.30am to 7.30pm Cosham Community Centre 1 Wootton St, Portsmouth, PO6 3AP
3 August 2018 10.30am to 7.30pm Sarisbury Green Community Centre The Green, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7AA
4 August 2018 10.30am to 2.00pm Sarisbury Green Community Centre The Green, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7AA
11 August 2018 10.30am to 7.30pm Ferneham Hall Osborn Rd, Fareham, PO16 7DB

Each exhibition will be attended by members of the Highways England senior management, the project team, as well as the scheme’s contractors who will all be available to discuss any specific queries you may have.

From 19 June 2018, the information that is made available at our public information exhibitions, including a scheme brochure, will be published on this website in the 'Media and documents' section below. Please sign up to this page to receive future email bulletins about this scheme.

Information points

We will also place information about the scheme at key local community hot-spots along the route, which include the council offices and libraries in Winchester, Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham, Andover (Test Valley Borough Council) and Portsmouth.

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 is 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

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 M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J14 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:26 on 19 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 12:34 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 12 October 2018.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 11:52 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:04 on 4 July 2018 to 17:00 on 12 October 2018.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 11:52 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 12 October 2018.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 10:48 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 July 2018 to 23 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2018 to 1 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:04 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 21, 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 July 2018 to 23 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2018 to 11 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 August 2018 to 18 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 2:05 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 12 October 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 5:01 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 20 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:50 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 July 2018 to 25 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 July 2018 to 06:00 on 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
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 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 26 July 2018 to 17:00 on 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 24 July 2018 to 17:00 on 31 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 July 2018 to 06:00 on 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 July 2018 to 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 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 : From 21:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
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 24 July 2018 to 25 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 26 July 2018 to 17:00 on 26 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 July 2018 to 06:00 on 26 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 26 July 2018 to 17:00 on 26 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 July 2018 to 06:00 on 28 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 July 2018 to 06:00 on 26 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2018 to 4 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 August 2018 to 9 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 3 July 2018 to 17:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 July 2018 to 06:00 on 27 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 July 2018 to 06:00 on 26 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2018 to 4 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 August 2018 to 9 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 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 : From 21:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 July 2018 to 17:00 on 23 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 August 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 July 2018 to 06:00 on 27 July 2018.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 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 : From 21:00 on 23 July 2018 to 06:00 on 24 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 4:42 pm

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