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M27 roadworks will see closures and narrowed lanes

There will be overnight closures, narrowed lanes and reduced speed limits on the M27 near Southampton until Spring 2015 as part of ongoing road improvements.

The two major improvements will begin next week as part of the government's £317m programme on motorways and trunk roads.

The enhancements will eventually reduce congestion, increase safety and improve journey times.

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Sections of the M27 will undergo major improvements

The work will start on Monday 4th August from Stoneham lane eastbound from the A335 onto the eastbound entry slip road.

Improvements to junction 3 will start at the end of September, after the Southampton Boat Show, and will see the westbound exit slip road and southbound M271 widened to three lanes.

We have planned the work carefully to minimise disruption and will carry out as much of the work as possible overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest. I advise anyone wishing to use either junction to plan their journeys and to allow extra time.”

– Highways Agency Project Sponsor Ed French

Collision on the M27

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Fire fighters attended a road traffic collision involving two private motor vehicles in lane three of the motorway. One male casualty was released by ambulance prior to our arrival and one male casualty was released by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Both casualties were taken to hospital. Appliances from Hightown, Fareham and Botley attended, with a total of 19 fire fighters.

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Lorry comes off road closing M27 and M3 junctions

The lorry came off the road from the M3, tumbling down to the M27 Credit: Hampshire Road Police

The M27 eastbound and the M3 southbound and both closed due to a lorry that came off the road.

The lorry came off the M3 link to the westbound M27 and up and embankment.

Hampshire Road Police say the driver of the HGV only has minor injuries.

Both roads should open shortly.

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