M27 closed eastbound for 32 hours this weekend

THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for most of this weekend.

The motorway will be closed for 32 hours between junctions four and five between 9pm on Saturday March 9 and 5.30am on Monday March 11.

Motorists will be diverted onto the M3 up to junction 13 and then through Eastleigh, while the those heading south on the M3 will have to drive onto the A33, along Bassett Green Road and Stoneham Way and back onto the M27 at junction 5.

The Highways Agency said it was carrying out "re-profiling" – putting a camber on the road to allow surface water to drain away more efficiently - to reduce the likelihood of standing water on the carriageway.

It said the work would improve safety and was being done at a time when it would have the least impact on drivers.

Luke Bosdet, from the AA, said: “What they are doing is making the road safer and having just witnessed the wettest winter on record I think anybody who has had to deal with surface water over the last few months will understand why reducing surface water is an exceptionally good thing.

“When suddenly faced with a small lake in front of them on the road it makes drivers either try and avoid it or slow down, causing erratic driver behaviour, which is bad news for anybody behind them.”

 

 

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3:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

MandinVerwood says...

Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing!
Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing! MandinVerwood
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3:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Jim_Springbourne says...

That Monday morning (11th) will likely be horrendous.. my commute is from Bournemouth to Whiteley (J9).

Do I seek an alternative route, or better still, just take the day off?
That Monday morning (11th) will likely be horrendous.. my commute is from Bournemouth to Whiteley (J9). Do I seek an alternative route, or better still, just take the day off? Jim_Springbourne
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4:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wotsupdoc says...

Is this correct or not please ? Can someone clarify asap. Just heard on the radio that this now isn't happening ?
Is this correct or not please ? Can someone clarify asap. Just heard on the radio that this now isn't happening ? wotsupdoc
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4:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

turborock says...

i cant find anything about this on the highways agency site and google only turns up this page...
i cant find anything about this on the highways agency site and google only turns up this page... turborock
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4:44pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Lord Spring says...

MandinVerwood wrote:
Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing!
So there is only one day in the year to visit one's mother. Another big rip off day in the catering and floral industries
[quote][p][bold]MandinVerwood[/bold] wrote: Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing![/p][/quote]So there is only one day in the year to visit one's mother. Another big rip off day in the catering and floral industries Lord Spring
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5:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ShuttleX says...

According to the Highways Agency Disruptions Search programme, there is nothing planned for the M27 on March 9th. Saying that though, it is a Government run agency, so that means nothing.
According to the Highways Agency Disruptions Search programme, there is nothing planned for the M27 on March 9th. Saying that though, it is a Government run agency, so that means nothing. ShuttleX
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6:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Darren Slade says...

I believe the news was put out by Southampton City Council before the Highways Agency planned to release it. I spoke to the agency this afternoon and updated the story above.
Darren Slade, chief reporter
I believe the news was put out by Southampton City Council before the Highways Agency planned to release it. I spoke to the agency this afternoon and updated the story above. Darren Slade, chief reporter Darren Slade
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8:33pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ragj195 says...

Jim_Springbourne wrote:
That Monday morning (11th) will likely be horrendous.. my commute is from Bournemouth to Whiteley (J9).

Do I seek an alternative route, or better still, just take the day off?
Do you drive to Whiteley before 5.30am?
[quote][p][bold]Jim_Springbourne[/bold] wrote: That Monday morning (11th) will likely be horrendous.. my commute is from Bournemouth to Whiteley (J9). Do I seek an alternative route, or better still, just take the day off?[/p][/quote]Do you drive to Whiteley before 5.30am? ragj195
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8:36pm Wed 6 Feb 13

P Barker says...

MandinVerwood wrote:
Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing!
Got a better time for it then ??. If its weekday, comuters suffer, if its weekend "shoppers" suffer. You pick a time when its not going to inconvenience people ?.
[quote][p][bold]MandinVerwood[/bold] wrote: Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing![/p][/quote]Got a better time for it then ??. If its weekday, comuters suffer, if its weekend "shoppers" suffer. You pick a time when its not going to inconvenience people ?. P Barker
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7:46am Thu 7 Feb 13

MandinVerwood says...

P Barker wrote:
MandinVerwood wrote:
Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing!
Got a better time for it then ??. If its weekday, comuters suffer, if its weekend "shoppers" suffer. You pick a time when its not going to inconvenience people ?.
How about over several nights only, or double/triple the workforce to reduce the impacts.

A lot of people may not like them, but several years ago Top Gear did a good article where they took over a road relaying operation, that was going to take 2 weeks of closure and by getting the people to work non-stop and having enough manpower actually had the road reopened again in under 24 hours. And the road was to the correct standard as well.

When I see roadworks like this, I never see a fully productive workforce there to make the best of everyone's time.

And as for the comment on Mothers Day. There are times in the year that does force more families to travel and visit relatives. Christmas, Easter, etc. Okay Mothers day may not be as important as those, but in our area we do have a lot more retirees and their families do travel down here to see them. They may not be as local, so could easily be caught out.

So yes, of course do the work. But please do it efficiently if possible.
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MandinVerwood[/bold] wrote: Oh Mother's day weekend, a time when lots of people will be doing extra traveling to see families etc. Good timing![/p][/quote]Got a better time for it then ??. If its weekday, comuters suffer, if its weekend "shoppers" suffer. You pick a time when its not going to inconvenience people ?.[/p][/quote]How about over several nights only, or double/triple the workforce to reduce the impacts. A lot of people may not like them, but several years ago Top Gear did a good article where they took over a road relaying operation, that was going to take 2 weeks of closure and by getting the people to work non-stop and having enough manpower actually had the road reopened again in under 24 hours. And the road was to the correct standard as well. When I see roadworks like this, I never see a fully productive workforce there to make the best of everyone's time. And as for the comment on Mothers Day. There are times in the year that does force more families to travel and visit relatives. Christmas, Easter, etc. Okay Mothers day may not be as important as those, but in our area we do have a lot more retirees and their families do travel down here to see them. They may not be as local, so could easily be caught out. So yes, of course do the work. But please do it efficiently if possible. MandinVerwood
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