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Major roadworks to disrupt motorists on M27

Work will start next week on the first of two major improvements on the M27 near Southampton.

The upgrade to junctions 3 and 5 are part of the Government’s £317 million investment programme.

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.

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

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