M3 junction 9 improvementsRecently updated

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 are now available to view in our public consultation report which is available in the 'Media and Documents' section below. The project will now proceed 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?

The Preferred Route Announcement is now available to view below. Brochures are also available in hard copy at the following locations:

  • Winchester City Council,City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ
  • Kings Worthy Community Centre,Fraser Road, Kings Worthy SO23 7PJ
  • Tesco Extra,Easton Lane, Winnall, Winchester, SO23 7RS

Timeline

Date Event
January/February 2018 Public information events
July 2018 Preferred route announcement
Spring 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 between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:01 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 3:22 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 09:00 on 20 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:43 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 09:00 on 20 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:34 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 09:00 on 20 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:33 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:00 on 13 September 2018 to 06:00 on 15 October 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:32 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 September 2018 to 21 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:19 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 20:30 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 24 September 2018 to 29 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the A33 and the junction with the M3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 15 October 2018 to 06:00 on 16 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the junctions with the A272 and the A33 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 15 October 2018 to 06:00 on 16 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 20 September 2018 to 21 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 17 September 2018 to 09:00 on 20 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 1:58 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 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 : From 20:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the A272 and the junction with the M3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 September 2018. Schedule : From 20:30 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 15 October 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A303 eastbound between the junctions with the A3093 and the A34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 24 September 2018 to 09:00 on 25 September 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 20 September 2018 to 06:00 on 22 September 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 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 19 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 September 2018. Schedule : From 20:30 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018. Schedule : From 09:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 15 October 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the M3 and the junction with the A272 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2018 to 06:00 on 20 September 2018. Schedule : From 20:30 on 8 October 2018 to 06:00 on 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 September 2018 to 22 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 eastbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2018 to 09:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 September 2018 to 06:00 on 25 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 September 2018 to 09:00 on 26 September 2018.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm

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