M27 Romsey Road bridge replacement schemeRecently updated

The bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over the M27 is a concrete overbridge constructed in the 1970s. We have monitored the condition of the bridge and identified issues which mean the bridge is now nearing the end of its life. Due to failings of the bridge bearings, this bridge is unable to move as originally designed. Developing cracks have also been observed in most of the pre-stressed concrete beams at their ends.

Region:  South East
Start date:  01 February 2018
Cost:  ¬£19m
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  31 October 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

Weight limit restriction

To help prolong the life of the bridge until the main construction work starts in Spring 2018 we implemented a 26 tonne weight limit along Romsey Road between Romsey Golf Club and Paulette Lacave Avenue. Signs advising of the weight limit have been installed on routes leading to Romsey Road.

We have also put monitoring equipment in place on the bridge and its condition is being monitored on a daily basis. Design development has been undertaken and funding agreements are currently underway.

What's next

We will continue to liaise with the local community and stakeholders.

Date Event
February 2018 Public information events at Nursling & Rownhams Village Hall
Spring 2018 Commence construction work
Summer 2018 First weekend closure to remove part of the old bridge

Timeline

Date Event
Summer 2016 utility diversion works and installation of 26 tonne weight limit signs
Early 2018 start of preparation works
Spring 2018 start of construction works
Autumn 2019 planned completion of the bridge replacement works

News

A public information event will be held at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall on Friday 16 February 2018 (2pm to 7pm) and on Saturday 17 February 2018 (10am to 2pm), to provide details of the work and allow visitors to discuss the scheme with representatives of Highways England and project team.

Why we need this scheme

The M27 is a key strategic route which runs between Southampton and Portsmouth in Hampshire. It carries traffic to and from the West Country, along with heavy volumes of freight for the port and passengers for the cruise ships in Southampton.

The M27 is heavily congested at peak times all the way between Southampton (junction 3) and Portsmouth (junction 12). The M27 near Southampton also joins with the M3 which is the only motorway between the south coast and London.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • replace the degrading structure with minimal disruption to road users
  • improve safety for our customers
  • re-establish a key transport link and remove the temporary weight restriction

Environmental impact

Noise surveys will be taking place before and during the work to monitor levels.

Trees with a protection order will be protected throughout the work.

Access across the bridge will be maintained during the scheme except during selected weekends when the existing bridge will be demolished and the new bridge installed. These selected weekends will require temporary closure of the bridge and M27 underneath.

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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 J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 March 2018.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 9:50 am
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 23 January 2018.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 9:00 am
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 January 2018 to 06:00 on 27 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:07 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 : From 21:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 January 2018 to 06:00 on 27 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:07 am
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J14 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2018 to 27 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:06 am
Location : The M3 slip road to the M27 eastbound . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2018 to 27 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:06 am
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . 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 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . 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 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 westbound at junction J4 . 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 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M3 westbound at junction J11 . 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 29 January 2018 to 1 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . 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 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . 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 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junction J13 and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 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 22:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 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 22:00 on 29 January 2018 to 06:00 on 30 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 8 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The A31 eastbound between the junctions with the A338 North and the M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 8 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound exit slip at junction J12 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M271 northbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M27 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:11 pm
Location : The M271 southbound between the M27 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2018 to 06:00 on 25 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M271 northbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M271 northbound between junctions J1 and M27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M3 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound exit slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 January 2018 to 1 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
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 21:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 January 2018 to 1 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The M27 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2018 to 06:00 on 24 January 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 January 2018 to 06:00 on 26 January 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 January 2018 to 1 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:10 pm

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