M27 Closure J9-11 for Smart Motorway Upgrade

10 June 2019

Highways England are upgrading the M27 between junction 4 (M3 interchange) and junction 11 (Fareham) by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane, making a dual four-lane, smart motorway.  As part of this, the M27 will be closed between 14-15 June 2019.

The M27 between junction 9-11 was reopened as of 21:30 on 15 June 2019.

As Highways England continue to upgrade the M27 between junctions 4 and 11 to smart motorway standard, they will need to demolish and replace the North Fareham footbridge, which is situated between junctions 10 and 11. The current footbridge is not compatible with the proposal to upgrade the M27 to smart motorway standard, which includes converting the hard shoulder on both the eastbound, and westbound carriageways, into a new live lane.

The demolition will require a full closure of the M27 between junctions 9 and 11 (including access off and onto the M27 at junction 10), which will take place from 21:00 on 14 June 2019 to 21:00 on 15 June 2019..  Diversions will be put in place during the closure, which you can see below.


Diversion routes

Following the closure on 14-15 June, completing this work safely may require additional night time lane closures, but at least one lane will be kept open in both directions throughout the evening when possible. Highways England also intend to keep the motorway fully open throughout the day during the works, although there will be a requirement for some hard shoulder closures during this time.

Also read: M27 Closure J3-4 28-30 June 2019

A 50mph speed restriction will remain in place along this section of the motorway until the scheme is fully operational and open to the public. This will allow road users to travel through the roadworks without compromising their safety, or that of the workforce.


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