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

The statutory instrument consultation has concluded. We will now evaluate the feedback on its proposal to introduce variable mandatory speed limits for the M27 smart motorway scheme between junctions 4 and 11. All responses received within the consultation period will be taken into consideration and a summary report will be made available on this webpage in the coming months. The summary report will provide an analysis of responses from the consultation and our response.

We are currently out on the M27 network undertaking surveys to further inform our detailed design for the main works. These include surveys on the carriageway, drainage, ducting (a conduit for electrical cabling) and ecology. We will use the survey information to inform the scheme’s detailed design for the main work, which will follow closely after the surveys, with a planned scheme completion of spring 2021.

We are working closely with key partners in the area and will continue to do so as the scheme progresses.

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What next?

In the lead up to the main works we will be holding Public Information Exhibitions starting in late spring 2018. The exhibitions will be held along the route and will allow us to meet with local stakeholder groups including regular road users, residents, local businesses, organisations and visitors to the area, to inform and alleviate any concerns individuals may have about the Smart Motorway scheme.

The exhibition will be attended by key members of our project team, who will be available to answer any queries attendees may have. In the coming weeks we will publish the locations and dates.

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

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

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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 between junctions J10 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:01 on 21 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:53 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 21 May 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:53 pm
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 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:50 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 24 May 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:48 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
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 31 May 2018 to 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J5 and J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 May 2018 to 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 June 2018 to 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 21 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 June 2018 to 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 eastbound and junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
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 31 May 2018 to 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 31 May 2018 to 17:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 31 May 2018 to 17:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 June 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 May 2018 to 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 June 2018 to 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound at junction J14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 17:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 6 August 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

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