M27 closure this weekend

From Southampton City Council

Plan ahead for Highways England closure of the M27 this weekend

As Highways England prepares to close a section of the M27 to replace the bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over the motorway, Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council are urging residents to leave more time for their journeys and expect extra traffic in the area.

The M27 east and westbound carriageways will be closed between junctions 3 and 5 from 10pm on Friday 28 June through to 5am on Monday 1 July. Signed diversions will be in place via Southampton, Chilworth, North Baddesley and Romsey.

There will also be five cruise ships docked in Southampton on Saturday which we expect to have additional impact on travel into the city centre.

Full information on the scheme is available from the Highways England website. We will be doing everything that we can in Southampton to minimise the impact of the Highways England closure of the M27:

  • There will be no roadworks on the diversion route
  • Recovery crews will be on standby should any vehicles break down on the diversion route
  • Our city CCTV control room will be monitoring traffic flows throughout the city and providing updates via @scchighways
  • Where possible we will be adjusting traffic signals to improve traffic flows

For help with planning your journey in and around Southampton, check out our My Journey website.

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