Plan ahead for M27 closure this weekend

25 September 2018

This weekend, Highways England will be closing a section of the M27 to replace the bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over motorway.  As a result, residents should plan their journeys and expect extra traffic disruption in the area.

UPDATE: The M27 reopened ahead of schedule on Sunday afternoon (30 September 2018 at 13:45)


Highways England will be replacing the A3057 Romsey Road bridge over the M27 as the bridge is coming to the final stages of its useful life. The current structure is made up of separate east and west bridges. The purpose of the first weekend closure is to demolish the west bridge. Highways England has scheduled further closures to complete the bridge replacement works; at present work is scheduled on:

  • Friday 28 September to Monday 1 October 2018
  • Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019 to Monday 21 October 2019

The first weekend of works involves a full closure of the M27 between junctions 3 (M271) to 4 (M3):

Starting 10pm on Friday 28 September until 5am on Monday 1 October.


M27 Westbound and Eastbound diversions


Diversions for local traffic can be found here.


Further information is available on Highways England’s web page:

For updates residents can sign up to Highways England email alerts and follow @HighwaysSEast on Twitter.  You can also follow @ROMANSE on Twitter for traffic and travel information.


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