M3 junction 9 improvements

Major improvements to the M3 junction 9 to allow free movement between the A34 and M3.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  ¬£50m-¬£100m
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  

Progress report

We completed a non-statutory public consultation in early 2018. The results of the consultation can be viewed in our Public Consultation Report which is available, together with our Preferred Route Announcement brochure, in the 'Media and Documents' section below. The project has now proceeded to the preliminary design stage.

If you have any questions about the project then please contact us via the scheme mailbox:

M3junction9Improvements@highwaysengland.co.uk

What next?

We will carry out intrusive surveys in order to obtain the necessary data required to further refine the design and provide important information on ground conditions.

The scheme will be taken through the necessary planning and statutory procedures. In late Spring 2019 / early Summer 2019 we will go through a Statutory Public Consultation process.

Timeline

Date Event
January / February 2018 Public information events
July 2018 Preferred route announcement
Late Spring 2019 / Early Summer 2019 Statutory public consultation

Why we need this scheme

M3 Junction 9 is a key transport interchange which connects South Hampshire (facilitating an intensive freight generating industry) and the wider sub-region, with London via the M3 and the Midlands/North via the A34 (which also links to the principal east-west A303 corridor).

A significant volume of traffic currently use the grade separated, partially signalised gyratory (approximately 6,000 vehicles per hour during the peak periods) which acts as a bottleneck on the local highway network and causes significant delay throughout the day.

Northbound and southbound movements between the M3 and the A34 are particularly intensive, with downstream queues on the northbound off-slip of the M3 often resulting in safety concerns during peak periods.To overcome queuing on the off-slip, additional green time is allocated to the northbound off slip of the M3 and the A34 link, resulting in the development of lengthy queues on A272 Spitfire Link and Easton Lane during the morning and evening peak periods respectively.

Aims

This scheme will aim to:
  • Improve safety by reducing queueing and delays
  • Reduce congestion and improve reliability
  • Reduce the number of people affected by noise and improve air quality
  • Improve conditions for non-motorised users. The scheme would connect National Cycle Network Route 23 which is severed by the current layout.
  • Support sub-regional economic growth, unlocking road capacity for jobs, businesses and new homes

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 at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 4:51 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:47 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:30 on 10 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:47 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 November 2018 to 27 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:10 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2018 to 06:00 on 28 November 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:10 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 19 November 2018 to 06:00 on 22 November 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 3:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:51 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:51 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:51 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:06 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 21 November 2018 to 06:00 on 22 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 6:04 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 November 2018 to 06:00 on 22 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 6:04 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 21 November 2018 to 06:00 on 22 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 6:04 am
Location : The M3 eastbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 November 2018 to 06:00 on 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:30 on 10 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 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 : From 20:00 on 26 November 2018 to 06:00 on 27 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 eastbound . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 November 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The A303 eastbound between the junctions with the A3093 and the A34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 November 2018 to 28 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 13 December 2018 to 15 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 November 2018 to 06:00 on 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
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 06:00 on 4 December 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 November 2018 to 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm

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