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:  2021-22
Cost:  £50 million - £100 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

This project is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. That means we must secure a different type of planning permission to build it, known as a Development Consent Order (DCO).

From 2 July 2019 until 27 August 2019 we’ll be asking the public for feedback on the proposed design and layout of the new junction. We’ll then consider all the feedback received and use it to refine our proposed design of the junction. It will also help us understand more about what we must do to protect the local environment.

Have your say on our consultation page

What's next?

Once the consultation has closed we will produce a consultation report that will set out a summary of all the responses we received and show how our proposals have been informed and influenced by them. Our report will form part of our DCO submission and will also be available to the public.

We expect to submit our application for development consent by the beginning of 2020 and, provided it is granted, work will start in 2021.

Timeline

Date Event
January / February 2018 Public information events
July 2018 Preferred route announcement
July to August 2019 Statutory public consultation

Consultation events

To find out more about the proposed improvements, come and visit us at our public information exhibitions and give us your views.

Date Time Venue Address
Saturday 6 July 2019 10.30am to 4.30pm Winchester Guildhall The Broadway, SO23 9GH
Wednesday 10 July 2019 2pm to 8pm Winchester Guildhall The Broadway, SO23 9GH
Friday 12 July 2019 2pm to 8pm Kings Worthy Community Centre Fraser Road, Kings Worthy, SO23 7PJ
Saturday 13 July 2019 10.30am to 4.30pm Kings Worthy Community Centre Fraser Road, Kings Worthy, SO23 7PJ
Saturday 20 July 2019 10.30am to 4.30pm Tesco Extra, Winnall Easton Lane, Winchester, SO23 7RS
Saturday 3 August 2019 10.30am to 4.30pm Tesco Extra, Winnall Easton Lane, Winchester, SO23 7RS

Why we need this scheme

Junction 9 of the M3 connects south Hampshire with London, the Midlands and the North. It is also part of a key freight route.

Roughly 6,000 vehicles an hour use it during peak periods and it currently creates a bottleneck that causes significant delays throughout the day.

Traffic is particularly heavy between the M3 and the A34 with frequent queues on the northbound off-slip of the M3 which are a safety risk during peak periods. To reduce the queues there is more green time allocated to the traffic lights on the northbound off-slip of the M3 and the A34 link. This amended sequencing, in turn, causes lengthy queues on A272 Spitfire Link and Easton Lane during the morning and evening peak periods.

Aims

This new proposed layout aims to:

  • improve safety by reducing queuing 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 - it would connect National Cycle Network Route 23 which is severed by the current layout
  • support economic growth - improving road capacity which will help create jobs, improve business and support the building of new homes

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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 between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:01 on 10 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 2:50 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:07 on 8 July 2019 to 06:00 on 24 July 2019.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 2:50 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 July 2019 to 06:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:07 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2019 to 06:00 on 23 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 15, 2019, 8:14 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 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 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 July 2019 to 06:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 24 July 2019.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 24 July 2019.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 July 2019 to 06:00 on 26 July 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2019 to 06:00 on 9 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 17 July 2019 to 06:00 on 18 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 20 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the M3 and the junction with the A272 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 July 2019 to 06:00 on 19 July 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 July 2019 to 06:00 on 26 July 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 August 2019 to 06:00 on 2 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2019 to 06:00 on 9 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 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 16 July 2019 to 06:00 on 17 July 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 11, 2019, 9:04 pm

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