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:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Spring 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

Work started on the scheme in May 2019. Since then we’ve been working on building new pedestrian walkways, installing new cabling and we have removed the footbridge over the M271.

Despite the weather, we’re making good progress and are still on track to finish in spring 2020 when drivers and the local community will have a considerably more pleasant experience when using the roundabout.

Highways England and our contractor Interserve, are working hard to complete the current phase of works so the traffic management can be removed from site for the Southampton Boat Show. Our traffic management will therefore be temporarily removed from Friday 6 September until Sunday 22 September. During this time we will be working on the footway areas. Carriageway traffic management will be re-deployed on the evening of the Sunday 22 September for a new phase of works.

You can find out more in our updated scheme map and our pre-construction brochure.

What's next?

In mid-July we successfully removed the pedestrian footbridge over the M271.

We will be replacing it with a safer and more user-friendly bridge later this year. Once completed, this will enable users to get through quicker, easier and in more pleasant surroundings.

Clearly marked diversion routes will be in place. These will add only a small amount of time to journeys and will be removed as soon as it's safe to do so.

As part of the improvement scheme we are:

  • adding a free-flow lane from the M271 Southbound towards the port
  • improving shared paths
  • widening the roundabout
  • planting hundreds of shrubs and new trees on the roundabout
  • resurfacing the roundabout with new ‘low-noise’ material

Diversion routes

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 at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:22 on 8 March 2019 to 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 8 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:37 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:26 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A3090 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A3090 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:05 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:03 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 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . 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 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 11 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 September 2019 to 11 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 7:14 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 5:16 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 September 2019 to 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . 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 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound 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 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between the M27 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between the M27 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . 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 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2019 to 06:00 on 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 westbound and junction J14 . 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 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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