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:  

Progress report

Our latest public information event was very successful. We talked to many residents regarding the project and the changes to the programme, along with the diversion routes that will be place over the closure weekends on:

  • Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019 to Monday 21 October 2019

The completion date for the project will now be January 2020.

Diversion routes during weekend closures

Weight limit restriction

To help prolong the life of the bridge until the main construction work starts, we implemented a 26 tonne weight limit along Romsey Road between Romsey Golf Club and Paulet Lacave Avenue. Signs advising of the weight limit have been installed on routes leading to Romsey Road.

We've also put monitoring equipment in place on the bridge and its condition is being monitored on a daily basis.

What's next?

Our compound, consisting of our offices, parking area and material storage, is currently being built.

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
Spring 2019 Installation of new bridge
Autumn 2019 Demolition of second 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.

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 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:45 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:44 on 22 January 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:44 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:07 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:07 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:07 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:20 on 18 January 2019 to 06:00 on 19 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:47 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:47 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 21 January 2019 to 06:00 on 19 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:47 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 09:00 on 2 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:36 pm
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 06:00 on 19 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:36 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 21 January 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:00 on 12 January 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 18 January 2019 to 06:00 on 1 February 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J13 . 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 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 30 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J12 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 30 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 30 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 30 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J13 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2019 to 06:00 on 30 January 2019.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:10 pm
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 06:00 on 19 February 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 January 2019 to 27 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2019 to 18 February 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 January 2019 to 27 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2019 to 18 February 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 18 February 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
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 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 January 2019 to 28 January 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2019 to 06:00 on 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am

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