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 are consulting on the proposal to improve the M3 Junction 9 roundabout in Hampshire.

We are at an early stage in the development of the scheme and want your views to help inform the future direction of the scheme. The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Tuesday 9 January to Monday 19 February 2018.

Please come to one of our public consultation exhibition events where our experts will be on hand to explain the proposal. You can find out more about the consultation events and access an online questionnaire on our consultation page.

Have your say on our consultation page

What next?

Once the consultation is completed all responses will be analysed and presented in a consultation report. This will be published at the time of the Preferred Route Announcement later in 2018.

More details on the time line are in the consultation brochure.

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

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 eastbound between junctions J9 and J8 . 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 January 2018 to 27 January 2018. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 eastbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 29 January 2018 to 30 January 2018.
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:10 am
Location : The M3 eastbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks 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 19, 2018, 9:41 am
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 M3 westbound between junctions J8 and J9 . 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 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 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 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
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

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