M27 Romsey Road bridge replacement scheme

The bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over the M27 is a concrete overbridge constructed in the 1970s. We've monitored the condition of the bridge and identified issues which mean the bridge is now nearing the end of its life. Due to failings of its bearings, this bridge is unable to move as originally designed. Developing cracks have also been observed in most of the pre-stressed concrete beams at their ends.

Region:  South East
Start date:  April 2018
Cost:  ¬£19 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  January 2020
Programme:  

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Progress report

We successfully installed the new bridge in the early hours of Saturday 29 June 2019 during a full closure of the M27. We repoened the motorway about 36 hours ahead of schedule. We would like to thank road users, residents and businesses for their patience during the closure.

We are currently building the new embankments that will carry Romsey Road up to the new bridge. When we have completed the embankments, we'll build the new Romsey Road on top of them.

For the latest information on road closures, see our planned roadworks feed.

What's next?

After we have finished the current stage of work, we will transfer underground services (such as gas, electric, telephone) from the old bridge to the new bridge. We will also adjust the alignment of Romsey Road so that it crosses the new bridge.

Timeline

Date Event
Spring 2018 Start of construction works
Summer 2018 Traffic lights placed on Romsey Road bridge, alternate single file traffic
Autumn 2018 Demolition of first side of bridge
Summer 2019 Installation of new bridge
Autumn 2019 Demolition of second side of the old bridge
January 2020 Planned completion of the bridge replacement works

Why we need this scheme

The M27 is a key strategic route which runs between Southampton and Portsmouth in Hampshire. It carries traffic to and from the West Country, along with heavy volumes of freight for the port and passengers for the cruise ships in Southampton.

The M27 is heavily congested at peak times all the way between Southampton (junction 3) and Portsmouth (junction 12). The M27 near Southampton also joins with the M3 which is the only motorway between the south coast and London.

Weight limit restriction

The weight restriction of 26 tonne on the Romsey Road Bridge between Romsey Golf Club and Paulette Lacave Avenue will continue to be in place until the new bridge is opened. This is in place to help prolong the life of the bridge. Signs advising of the weight limit have been installed on routes leading to Romsey Road. We have also put monitoring equipment in place on the bridge and its condition is being continually monitored.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • replace the current deteriorating bridge with minimal disruption to road users
  • improve safety for our customers
  • re-establish a key transport link and remove the temporary weight restriction

Environmental impact

Noise surveys will be taking place before and during the work to monitor levels.

Trees with a protection order will be protected throughout the work.

Access across the bridge will be maintained during the scheme except during selected weekends when the existing bridge will be demolished and the new bridge installed. These selected weekends will require temporary closure of the bridge and M27 underneath.

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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 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:22 on 8 March 2019 to 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 8 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:26 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A3090 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A3090 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 11 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . 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 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 11 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M3 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 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 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:16 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 September 2019 to 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound 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 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between the M27 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between the M27 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 westbound and junction J14 . 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 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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