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

We’re currently working on new footpaths on the A35, as well as the road on the M271 southbound and A35 itself. We’ve closed the subway on the southern section of the roundabout but we will maintain current access routes with new pedestrian crossings on the scheme.

We’re also working on cabling for the entire scheme to ensure that essential local services are maintained during and after the works, as well as preparing for the environmental improvements which will enhance the area making it greener, cleaner and quieter.

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

What's next?

From 29 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 we're removing our traffic management measures. Therefore more lanes will be open for traffic to allow easier and quicker travel to and from Southampton at this busy time.

Traffic over the Christmas and New Year period will be able to use the roundabout with minimum disruption during this time. There will be no need for any diversions.

We'll still be working on some aspects of the scheme and remain committed to completing the work as quickly as possible.

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

Project media files and documents

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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 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:03 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:02 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:54 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the A3090 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:54 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:53 pm
Location : The M271 southbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:36 pm
Location : The M271 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:36 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:35 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the A3090 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:53 on 23 January 2020 to 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:54 pm
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:53 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 19 January 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:06 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 eastbound . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 9 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:16 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 20 January 2020 to 06:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 4:50 pm
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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:00 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 22 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J11 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 January 2020 to 17:00 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:13 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 January 2020 to 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:13 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the junctions with the A27 and the A3090 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 29 January 2020 to 16:00 on 29 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:13 am
Location : The A36 northbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 29 January 2020 to 16:00 on 29 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:13 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 21 January 2020 to 06:00 on 3 February 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:42 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions J1 and M27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:42 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:42 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:42 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between junctions J1 and A35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:42 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 9 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 11:33 am
Location : The A36 southbound between the A27 and the junction with the A3090 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 7:14 pm
Location : The A36 northbound between the A3090 and the junction with the A27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 7:14 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 13 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 7:51 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J1 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 January 2020 to 06:00 on 31 January 2020.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:02 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 January 2020 to 06:00 on 31 January 2020.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:02 am
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 17 January 2020 to 06:00 on 18 January 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 January 2020 to 06:00 on 31 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:22 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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
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 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 February 2020 to 8 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 February 2020 to 22 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 January 2020 to 05:00 on 15 June 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J8 . 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 29 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 4 February 2020 to 7 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 February 2020 to 15 February 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 15 May 2020 to 05:00 on 18 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm

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