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The A34 closed for resurfacing this weekend

A large section of one of the Thames Valley's major roads will be closed for the weekend - leaving drivers with a 68 mile diversion.

The A34 will be shut southbound between the Milton Interchange, just north of Didcot and Chieveley - from 10 o'clock on the night of Friday 15th November 2013 until 6 o'clock on the morning of Monday 18th November 2013.

The normal 34 mile drive will be doubled as drivers try to make their way around the roadworks.

The Highways Agency says the work - on one part of the carriageway - is essential to resurface the stretch of road and waterproof it. Penny Silvester has been gauging the impact of the work.

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A34 reopens after caravan crash

Drivers faced long delays northbound on the A34 near Chieveley this afternoon after a caravan jack-knifed. It happened at the Grace's Lane junction shortly after midday. The road was blocked while debris was cleared away. No one was injured, and the road has now reopened.

TRAVEL - ROADS: J9/M3 southbound overnight closure for resurfacing work

The southbound A34 is closed overnight ( Between 10pm Monday 25 March and 6am Tuesday 26 March) at Winchester while road improvements are carried out. The southbound approach to J9/M3 at Winchester is being resurfaced.

The southbound A34 will be closed from Three Maids Hill to the roundabout at junction 9 of the M3 with a fully signed diversion route in place through Winchester via the B3420, B3330, Wales Street and Easton Lane.

Traffic heading south on the A33 will be diverted onto the B3047 towards Winchester where they will join the main diversion route back to the M3 junction 9.

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Car came off flyover, driver in hospital

Recovery of vehicle after crash on A34 Credit: ITV Meridian

A 25-year-old man is in hospital after the car he was driving came off a flyover on the A303 and overturned onto the A34 beneath. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses. It happened at about 5.40am on Monday 18th Februry at Bullington Cross near Sutton Scotney.

Hampshire Police investigate accident scene on A34 at Bullington Cross Credit: ITV Meridian

Police appeal after car overturns on A34

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A34 at Bullington Cross and overturned onto its side. The blue Ford Mondeo was being driven by a 25-year-old man from Birmingham. It came off the carriageway, became airborne and landed on its roof on the slip road beneath the A34

It happened at around 5.40am this morning. The driver was freed from the car by firefighters. He is in Southampton General Hospital being treated for life threatening injuries to his head and spine. His condition is critical, but stable.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident. Anyone who saw the vehicle before the collision is being asked to contact Sergeant Nigel Burt at Whitchurch Roads Policing unit on 101, quoting Operation Marham. Or telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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