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:  Summer 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

The northeast section of Redbridge Roundabout will be closed on Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August between 8pm - 6am. Traffic will be diverted off the M271 at Junction 1 Lordshill and fully signed diversions will be in place during this time. These diversions should not add too much additional time to journeys. We thank you for your patience.

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

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 September 2020 to 06:00 on 12 September 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 September 2020 to 17 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 September 2020 to 06:00 on 12 September 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 September 2020 to 17 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 September 2020 to 06:00 on 12 September 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 September 2020 to 17 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 November 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 10:30 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the M27 and the A3090 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:21 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the A3090 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:21 am
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:00 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2020 to 06:00 on 21 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 October 2020 to 06:00 on 29 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2020 to 06:00 on 21 November 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2020 to 06:00 on 21 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 October 2020 to 06:00 on 29 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2020 to 06:00 on 21 November 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2020 to 06:00 on 21 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 October 2020 to 06:00 on 29 October 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2020 to 06:00 on 21 November 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 21 November 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:07 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 21 September 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:07 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the M27 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 18:57 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:57 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . 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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2020 to 06:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2020 to 06:00 on 25 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 September 2020 to 14 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M27 eastbound 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 10 August 2020 to 17 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2020 to 06:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2020 to 06:00 on 25 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 September 2020 to 14 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:02 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 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:12 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:12 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 21 September 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The M3 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:12 pm
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 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:22 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound entry slip at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:22 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: August 2, 2020, 8:00 pm
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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 29 July 2020 to 06:00 on 5 September 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2020 to 06:00 on 5 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 August 2020 to 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions A35 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 24 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M271 northbound at junction J1 . 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 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 August 2020 to 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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