Plans to transform part of the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire into a smart motorway will go on show to the public later this week.
Under the multi-million pound proposals the hard shoulder will be used as a fourth lane between junction 4A at Farnborough and junction 2 where it joins the M25.
The road will also be resurfaced with a new, low noise material.
The exhibitions are being held on Friday and Saturday. Main construction on the project is expected to start in November, and last until December 2016.
Officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Road Policing Unit are renewing an appeal for information following a serious road traffic incident.
A week ago, on Tuesday September 16, a collision occurred on the on-slip to junction six of the M3 at Basingstoke.
It happened after the drivers of a flat bed van and trailer and VW Golf pulled on to the hard shoulder. The drivers both got out of their vehicles and exchanged words.
The car driver went back to his vehicle and as he tried to get into it, the van pulled out from behind him and passed him.
The vehicle clipped his legs, leaving him with serious injuries. The van driver did not stop and carried on along the M3.
The man was taken to the North Hampshire Hospital by ambulance.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Jerrard at Whitchurch by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
The M3 has the worst road lines in the country according to a new survey.
The worst of them are said to be between Bagshot and Camberley in Surrey, which is Junction 3 and 4.
The nearby A322 between Bracknell and Bagshot are supposedly the second worse, with 84% of the road in need of work.
The Road Safety Marking Association who did the survey rates around half our roads as poor when it comes to drivers seeing white lines and other markings on the road.
The Highways agency today announced consultation plans to bring in speed limits along a stretch of the M3.
Its part of a £174m upgrade of the road that's used by 130,000 motorists each day.
If passed restrictions of 60mph would be in place on a 3 mile stretch of the road from junction 3 at Lightwater to 4 near Camberley.
The Highways agency also want to add an additional lane in both directions between junction 2 at Chertsey and 4a Farnborough.
Earlier Sangeeta Bhabra spoke to Paul Unwin from the Highways Agency and asked him what he would say to drivers not happy about the idea.
The Highways Agency has launched a consultation today to discuss the speed limit on a part of the M3 in Surrey for London commuters.
Rush-hour traffic slows to an average 45mph on the busy route in the morning and an average of 56mph in the evening.
The planned £174 million upgrade will transform a 13.4 mile stretch into a 'smart motorway' by adding an extra lane in both directions between Junction 2 and 4a.
This will increase capacity, reduce congestion and boost average speeds for motorists to cut 4 minutes per vehicle from a morning commute.
Due to the capacity increase however, emissions from the extra traffic are predicted to breach local air quality limits on a short selection of the route, unless it's limited to 60mph during certain times of the day.
Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said:
Two lanes closed due to broken down lorry on M3 Southbound between J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South) and J12 A335 (Eastleigh).
Queueing traffic and delays due to earlier accident involving a bus on the M3 Southbound between J9 A34 (Winnal Roundabout) and J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South). All lanes have been re-opened.
There's been an accident on the M3 northbound in Hampshire - although all the vehicles involved have been moved to the hard shoulder at junction 7 (A30 Basingstoke) there is debris on the road.
Motorists are being warned of delays on the M3 Southbound after 12 cars were involved in an accident. One lane is blocked J11 A3090 / B3335 (Winchester South) and J12 A335 (Eastleigh). There's been queues all morning from J11 all the way to the M27.
In case you missed it yesterday, here's a repeat of that photo that thrilled many - and sent others scurrying under their beds!
This "giant spider" was seen on the M3 motorway in Hampshire. Thankfully though it's not really an enormous arachnid just a trick of the eye as the normal sized creepy crawled onto the lens of a travel camera.
We think it deserves to be a huge web hit!