M271 and A35 Redbridge roundabout upgrade

An upgrade to the Redbridge roundabout. This will include a dedicated left-turn lane for traffic leaving the M271 to access Southampton docks and city centre.

Region:  South East
Start date:  May 2019
Cost:  £12 million - £14 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Spring 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We aim to keep our customers as updated as possible regarding the closure of Old Redbridge Road. This is due to a gas main having been struck by our contractor whilst working on the road. For safety reasons, a full closure is in place until further notice and we apologise for this essential measure.

Gas distribution company SGN has been on site, in their capacity as the gas emergency service in the region, to make the damaged pipe safe. Following this, we are in discussions with SGN to plan a longer-term project to replace the damaged gas main. We’ll keep all our stakeholders informed with any updates.

Access to local businesses remain unaffected by the closure and are open as normal. Signposts directing drivers to businesses on Old Redbridge Road are in place.

Diversion routes are also now in place which provide the safest and quickest route to bypass this closure. Pedestrians aren’t affected by the closure and they can still use the pavement on Old Redbridge Road as normal.

We apologise for the disruption and for inconvenience this closure will cause. The safety of the community is our priority and we’re working hard to re-open the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

We’ll be providing regular updates.

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Timeline

Date Event
Autumn/winter 2016 Public consultation
Spring 2017 Preferred route published
Autumn 2018 Site clearance works
April 2019 Public information events
May 2019 Start of works
Spring 2020 Scheme completion

Community information


Access for walkers and cyclists:

  • walking and cycling routes across the junction will be maintained throughout construction
  • the existing footbridge will only be removed once the alternative surface level walking route is in place
  • temporary pedestrian signals may be used when the west subway walls are being refurbished. To avoid any inconvenience during this period, we have ensured that this will only take place between 11pm and 5am.

You can also find out more in our 'Information for pedestrians' document.


Access for vehicles:

  • some traffic restrictions, including speed restrictions and lane closures will be unavoidable at certain points during the construction of the scheme
  • road closures may be required, but these will be restricted to night time and will include signed diversions

Why we need this scheme

Before developing our initial proposals for the Redbridge roundabout, we looked in detail at the problems that road users currently experienced, as well as the opportunities that an enhanced junction would create.

The M271 is an international route and is used by large volumes of heavy goods and holiday traffic. Long distance traffic from the M27 and M3 and conflicts with local traffic from Southampton City. We predict that the existing M271 Redbridge roundabout will suffer from congestion and long delays in the future if additional capacity is not created.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • deliver a more free-flowing network by relieving traffic congestion, improving capacity and reducing journey times
  • provide a safer and more accessible environment for pedestrians and cyclists
  • enhance the environment through public space improvements and landscaping
  • reduce road traffic noise and tackle air quality by enabling free flowing traffic and resurfacing carriageways
  • improve equality, diversity and inclusion for all users by improving pedestrian, cycle and bus facilities, and enhancing overall safety and security at the roundabout
  • support economic growth by improving access into Southampton

The scheme in detail

We announced our recommended design for this scheme, referred to as our “preferred route”, in 2017. When we decided on this route we took into account the feedback you gave us during our public consultation in 2016.

For the preferred design, Redbridge roundabout will include the following:

  • a segregated left turn lane for traffic leaving the M271 and going towards the port. This includes moving a toucan crossing further from the roundabout to increase visibility and improve safety
  • a new replacement pedestrian footbridge
  • a new lane for traffic heading north on the M271 from the Port and City
  • refurbishment of the northern subway at Gover Road
  • closure of the southern subway - this will be compensated for by a new toucan crossing over the roundabout carriageway
  • a new southern cycle path
  • paths to support all pedestrian and cyclist movements across the roundabout

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:20 am
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:09 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:07 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 April 2020 to 11 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 12 April 2020 to 15 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:32 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:28 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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:26 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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:23 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 April 2020 to 06:00 on 27 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 May 2020 to 06:00 on 4 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:14 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:13 am
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:12 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 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 4 May 2020 to 7 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 17 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:04 am
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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:19 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . 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 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:19 am
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 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:19 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 March 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:15 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:13 on 11 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:54 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 15 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:54 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 9 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:36 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J11 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 30 March 2020 to 17:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:05 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 17 June 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 April 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 2 April 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 6 April 2020 to 8 April 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:24 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 31 March 2020 to 1 April 2020.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:24 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the A3090 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 19:00 on 6 April 2020 to 06:00 on 7 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:33 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 19:00 on 6 April 2020 to 06:00 on 7 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:33 am
Location : The M271 southbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 April 2020 to 06:00 on 20 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 April 2020 to 06:00 on 27 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J5 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 eastbound and junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:10 on 19 March 2020 to 06:00 on 9 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:51 on 19 March 2020 to 06:00 on 4 May 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 22 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 22 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . 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 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 April 2020 to 06:00 on 20 April 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 April 2020 to 06:00 on 27 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 27 April 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 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 : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 March 2020 to 06:00 on 21 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 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 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J5 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:09 on 21 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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