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 started work on the project on 1 May 2019. The work, which is being carried out by Interserve Group Limited, will improve journey times, reduce congestion and support local and strategic economic growth.

We held public information events about the project at Redbridge Primary School, Millbrook on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

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

What's next?

We’re adding a free-flow lane from the M271 southbound towards the Port of Southampton and city centre. We’re also providing a safer and more accessible environment for pedestrians and cyclists, and resurfacing with ‘low-noise’ surfacing.

To complete this work safely, we’ll need to put traffic management in place. Details will be included within our weekly traffic management bulletins.

Please note that our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We’ll put fully signed diversion routes in place for any full carriageway closures.

We apologise for any disruption; please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

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


Diversion route - Southbound closure

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 J3 and J2 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 22 May 2019 to 23 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 28 May 2019 to 31 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 3 June 2019 to 7 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 10 June 2019 to 14 June 2019.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 12:25 pm
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: May 20, 2019, 8:03 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: May 20, 2019, 8:03 am
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 25 May 2019.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 8:01 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: May 20, 2019, 7:21 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 17 May 2019 to 06:00 on 31 May 2019.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:17 am
Location : The M27 westbound entry slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:42 on 7 May 2019 to 06:00 on 30 May 2019.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:34 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 : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 6 June 2019 to 9 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2019 to 16 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 June 2019 to 23 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 5:04 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 23 May 2019 to 25 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 5:02 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 23 May 2019 to 25 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 5:02 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 23 May 2019 to 25 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 May 2019 to 31 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 5:02 am
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: May 17, 2019, 5:02 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 22 May 2019 to 06:00 on 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . 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 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound 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 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 June 2019 to 5 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 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 22 May 2019 to 06:00 on 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 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 22 May 2019 to 06:00 on 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 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 22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 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 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 June 2019 to 5 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 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 22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . 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 21 May 2019 to 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 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 20 May 2019 to 22 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound entry 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 21 May 2019 to 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 31 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 May 2019 to 23 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 21 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 May 2019 to 06:00 on 1 June 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 May 2019 to 06:00 on 23 May 2019.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 eastbound and junction 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 20 May 2019 to 24 May 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 June 2019 to 5 June 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm

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