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:  £8.5 million to £15.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Spring 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

In November and December 2016, we held a public consultation to gather feedback on proposed plans to improve the M271 A35 Redbridge roundabout.

All comments from the public consultation were analysed and we'd like to thank everyone who provided their feedback and attended the exhibition.

You can read our executive summary which provides information on the preferred route, including a map to show what the scheme will look like. If you'd like to find out further information on the feedback we received, you can read the public consultation report:

Since then we've been working on our design and ensuring that we're ready to start construction in May 2019. This work includes assessing the environmental impacts, refining the benefits that we'll be delivering with the scheme and how we can minimise disruption during construction. We've also been designing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the roundabout both during and after construction.

What's next?

There will be an opportunity to find out more about the scheme and how it will impact on you in spring 2019, when we'll hold public information events.

Timeline

Date Event
Autumn/winter 2016 Public consultation
Spring 2017 Publish details of the preferred scheme
Autumn 2018 Site clearance works
Spring 2019 Public information events
May 2019 Start of works

Why we need this scheme

Congestion is a real problem in this area. The M271 southbound to the A33 has average speeds of below 40 mph during peak hours which also impacts road safety.

Aims

This scheme will:

  • reduce traffic delays on this important route into Southampton
  • create more reliable journey times for local, regional and port transport

The scheme in detail

This scheme will create a segregated left lane to ease congestion for vehicles travelling from the motorway to the City and Port of Southampton. Widening will also be done to introduce another lane on the roundabout for traffic going in the opposite direction. Improvements will be made to the subway by Gover Road while the subway at the southern edge of the roundabout will be decommissioned.

A toucan crossing will be introduced, with the crossings on Redbridge Road being upgraded and moved for safety reasons. The footbridge will be replaced to make it possible for both pedestrians and cyclists to cross and a shared use path will be built on the southern side of the roundabout which will link up with Southampton City Council’s network.

Please see the M271 Redbridge Preferred Route Map for details.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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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 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 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 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 J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 2 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 M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 January 2019 to 2 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 February 2019 to 9 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 May 2019 to 4 May 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 May 2019 to 06:00 on 11 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:03 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 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 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 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 22 January 2019 to 1 February 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 February 2019 to 06:00 on 3 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 February 2019 to 9 February 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 22, 2019, 10:32 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J9 and J10 . 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 28 January 2019 to 2 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:12 pm
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 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 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 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 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
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 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

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