M27 junctions 4 to 11: smart motorwayRecently updated

We are upgrading the M27 between junction 4 (M3 interchange) and junction 11 (Fareham) by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane making a dual four lane, smart motorway.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2018-2019
Cost:  ¬£244 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2020-2021
Programme:  

Progress report

We are now consulting on our proposals to introduce variable mandatory speed limits to the planned M27 smart motorway scheme between junction 4 and 11.

We would like to hear your views. To find out more information and to have your say, go to our consultation page and complete the online survey.

The proposed scheme will enable proactive management of the M27 carriageway, including the link roads from/to the M3 at junction 4 (the junction with the M27) to junction 11 including the eastbound and westbound slip roads. It will also connect to the proposed variable mandatory speed limit to be introduced on the northbound and southbound carriageways of the M3 between junctions 9 and 14.

The consultation will run from 12 March 2018 and will close on 10 April 2018. Full details on how to respond are listed in the consultation document.

We plan to start advanced works for this scheme on 15 March 2018. These advance works will include surveys of the pavements, drainage, ducting, and ecology along the route. We will use the survey information to inform the scheme’s detailed design for the main work, which will follow closely after the surveys, with a planned scheme completion of spring 2021.

What next?

Once the consultation has ended, all responses received within the consultation period will be taken into consideration and a summary report will be made available. The summary report will provide an analysis of responses from the consultation and our response. In the lead up to the main works, we will be hosting a Public Information Exhibition in late spring 2018.

The exhibition will be held along the route and will allow us to meet with local stakeholder groups including, regular road users, residents, local businesses, organisations and visitors to the area, to inform and alleviate any concerns that the stakeholder groups may have about the Smart Motorway scheme. The exhibition will be attended by key members of our project team, who will be available to answer any queries attendees may have.

Why we need this scheme

The M27 is located in Hampshire, and falls within the Highways England Area 3 Asset Support Contract, as well as the South East Regional Control Centre. It is a key part of the strategic road network, providing a vital transport link between Southampton and Portsmouth, while also connecting to the M3 at junction 4, leading to Winchester and Basingstoke.

This route currently faces congestion during peak travel hours caused by the volume of traffic using the network.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion and smooth the flow of traffic by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane
  • improve journey time reliability on the strategic road network
  • support the economy and facilitate economic growth by providing increased capacity on the motorway
  • continue to deliver a high level of safety performance on the network using Smart Motorway techniques
  • minimise environmental impacts of the scheme and where possible allow for enhancements to be made to the environment

The scheme in detail

The M27 smart motorway scheme stretches from junction 4 (M3 Interchange) to junction 11 (Fareham), and will directly connect to the M3 junction 9 (Winchester / A34 Interchange) to junction 14 (M27) smart motorway scheme. The scheme is 24km (15 miles), and all links on the M27 between junction 4 to 11 will be upgraded to smart motorway, dual four All-Lane Running. The hard shoulder will be retained between junctions 7 and 8.

The scheme will involve:

  • permanent conversion of the hard shoulder to create a fourth lane and changing the junction slip roads to accommodate this
  • new CCTV cameras and electronic information signs and signals on gantries - these will show variable mandatory speed limits and manage traffic flow and incidents
  • emergency refuge areas throughout the length of the scheme
  • the hardening of the central reserve and installation of a reinforced barrier to improve safety

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 9:01 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 April 2018 to 06:00 on 24 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 April 2018 to 06:00 on 24 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 April 2018 to 06:00 on 24 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 April 2018 to 06:00 on 24 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:05 am
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J13 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:02 am
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J12 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 28 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:00 am
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 westbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 April 2018 to 06:00 on 21 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 2:00 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:02 on 16 April 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:25 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 20 April 2018 to 17:00 on 23 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:24 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 April 2018 to 17:00 on 23 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:13 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 April 2018 to 17:00 on 23 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:12 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 April 2018 to 17:00 on 23 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 5:12 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 May 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 23 April 2018 to 24 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 3:00 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:42 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 eastbound and junction J13 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:42 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 23 April 2018 to 24 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:30 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 27 April 2018 to 17:00 on 27 April 2018.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 2:50 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at Rownhams Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M3 eastbound between the M27 eastbound and junction J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:20 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 11:00 and 13:00 from 25 April 2018 to 26 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J13 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 2:41 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 April 2018 to 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 2:40 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 26 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.
Posted: April 13, 2018, 9:20 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 April 2018 to 25 April 2018.
Posted: April 13, 2018, 9:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 24 April 2018 to 25 April 2018.
Posted: April 13, 2018, 9:00 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
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 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J12 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 April 2018 to 06:00 on 12 June 2018.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 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 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
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 22:00 and 06:00 from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 April 2018 to 5 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 06:00 on 28 April 2018. Schedule : From 22:00 on 30 April 2018 to 06:00 on 1 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 16 April 2018 to 17:00 on 14 September 2018.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 12:33 am

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