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Commuters have had enough of 'M3 misery'

It's been 19 months of tailbacks, speed cameras and 50 mile per hour limits. And now the misery on the M3 is to last even longer.

A six-month delay on work to expand the carriageway means there's at least another year of road works.

The scheme is to create a so-called Smart Motorway, 16 miles long in each direction from the M25 to just before Fleet Services where the hard shoulder is being turned into a running lane.

The cost is £158 million. Work was due to end in December this year but now will go on until the end of June 2017.

But some commuters have simply had enough - as our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse explains.


Police name man killed in M3 crash

Police have named a lorry driver who died following a collision on the M3 at Eastleigh on Saturday. He was Antony Welling, 60, of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire.

Mr Welling was driving a Mercedes lorry on the M3 southbound around 4.50pm, when it collided with a motorway barrier at junction 13.

He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he later died. His passenger, a 45-year-old man from Essex, was also taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Temporary Sergeant Dan Golding at the Totton Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Magnolite, on 101.

Man dies after lorry collision on Hampshire motorway

Emergency services attend lorry collision on the M3

A man has died after a road traffic accident on the M3 on Saturday 4th January.

A 7.5 tonne Mercedes box lorry was involved in the accident at junction 13 of the M3 at Eastleigh. It happened just before 5pm. The victim was a sixty-year-old man.

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact Sergeant Dan Golding at the Totton Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting Op Magnolite.


Three M3 workers injured in crash

The crash scene on the M3 Credit: Hants Police

Police are appealing for information after three motorway maintenance workers were injured in a collision on the M3. At around 3.10pm today an articulated lorry travelling north was involved in a collision with two small vans and a flat bed lorry between junctions 13 and 12 at Eastleigh.

The vans and the flat bed lorry are motorway maintenance vehicles and were stationary on the hard shoulder at the time. Three men who were working on the hard shoulder were injured, one of them seriously

Pedestrian hit on motorway in critical condition

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with vehicles on the M3 at Otterbourne.

Officers were called to junction 12 of the northbound motorway at around 9.20pm last night.

A 73-year-old man from Winchester was walking along the carriageway when he was hit by a number of vehicles - at least two, police say.

He suffered serious life threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision. It is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

I’m appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from the drivers of two vehicles believed to be involved in the incident. One is a dark coloured lorry and the other is a Renault vehicle.

– Sergeant Andy Tester

The northbound carriageway was closed for around three hours for police to investigate and recover the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Tester at Totton police station on 101 quoting Operation Walburton.

Pedestrian fights for life after being hit by vehicles on the M3 motorway

A pedestrian has been hit by a number of passing vehicles on a motorway in Hampshire. He is in Southampton General Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident at Junction 12 of the northbound carriageway of the M3 at Otterbourne. It happened at 9.20pm on Monday 8th April 2013.

Hampshire Police are trying to trace two vehicles that may have been involved - a dark lorry, and a Renault car. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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