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 have recently completed a consultation where we obtained the views from the public on our proposal. By mid 2018 we will be completing the options selection stage of the project and conducting a "Preferred Route Announcement". We will then progress with the Preliminary Design.

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

M3junction9Improvements@highwaysengland.co.uk

What next?

We are currently analysing all of the responses which we'll present in a consultation report. We'll publish this report at the time of the Preferred Route Announcement in Mid 2018.

Timeline

Date Event
January/February 2018 Have your say
Summer 2018 Preferred route announcement

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

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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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 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 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 M3 eastbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs 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 2 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 9:10 pm
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 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 M3 eastbound exit slip at Winchester Services. 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 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 M3 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7 . 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 M3 eastbound entry slip at Winchester Services. 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 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 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 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 A34 northbound between the junctions with the A272 and the A303 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 April 2018 to 06:00 on 26 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the junctions with the A303 and the A272 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 April 2018 to 06:00 on 26 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A34 southbound between the A303 and the junction with the A33 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 April 2018 to 06:00 on 25 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the A33 and the junction with the A303 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 April 2018 to 06:00 on 25 April 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 17, 2018, 9:10 pm
Location : The A34 northbound between the A33 and the junction with the A303 . Lane Closures : Lane one 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 one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 9:11 pm
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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

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