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 have 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 the bridge 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:  TBC
Cost:  ¬£19m
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  January 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

Thank you to everyone who attended the public information events we held in February 2018. We had over 500 attendees and the feedback we received has enabled us to refine our programme to help minimise disruption to the travelling public.

The project has also been affected by legislative changes to the environmental impact assessment process. This means we now need to extend the amount of environmental assessment work which is required to enable us to start work. We had originally planned three weekend closures as part of the works, in order to replace the bridge. Due to the extra refinements and environmental work needed, we have now consulted surrounding local authorities to agree three new weekend overnight closure dates for the M27 between junctions 3 and 4, and the A3057 Romsey Road bridge.

  • Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018
  • Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019 to Monday 21 October 2019

The changes will reduce the impact on the community, and benefit a number of events that are occurring in the area and further.

Due to these alterations, the completion date for the project will now be January 2020.

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 Paulette Lacave Avenue. 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 monitored on a daily basis.

What's next

Due to the popularity of our last event, we have scheduled another to share our progress and diversion routes which will be in place during the three weekend closures.

We will be holding a further public information event on Friday 13 July from 2pm to 8.30pm, at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall. Please come and see us.

Timeline

Date Event
Summer 2016 utility diversion works and installation of 26 tonne weight limit signs
Early 2018 start of preparation works
Spring 2018 start of construction works
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 degrading structure 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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the M27 and the A338 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 July 2018 to 06:00 on 12 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 June 2018 to 06:00 on 28 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 July 2018 to 06:00 on 13 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A31 westbound between the junctions with the M27 and the A338 North. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 June 2018 to 06:00 on 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:01 on 21 June 2018 to 06:00 on 25 August 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the M27 and the A3090 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 22 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 June 2018 to 06:00 on 14 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 22 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M3 eastbound at junction J14 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 6 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 6 July 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2018 to 06:00 on 10 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 13 July 2018 to 06:00 on 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 6 July 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2018 to 06:00 on 10 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 13 July 2018 to 06:00 on 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 June 2018 to 06:00 on 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 June 2018 to 17:00 on 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M3 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 June 2018 to 06:00 on 29 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 12 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:01 on 14 June 2018 to 17:00 on 25 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 June 2018 to 17:00 on 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 6 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:01 on 21 June 2018 to 06:00 on 6 July 2018.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 6 July 2018 to 06:00 on 7 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2018 to 06:00 on 10 July 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 13 July 2018 to 06:00 on 14 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 27 June 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 June 2018 to 06:00 on 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M3 eastbound at junction J14 . 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 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 6 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 June 2018 to 06:00 on 23 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 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 21 June 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 16 July 2018 to 28 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 July 2018 to 11 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 June 2018 to 28 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 4 July 2018 to 6 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am
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: June 22, 2018, 9:09 am

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