M27 motorway to be closed eastbound for three days

Motorway to close

Motorway to close

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THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

A diversion will be put in place guiding traffic along Bassett Green Road and Stoneham Way, for traffic wishing to travel east from the M3.

Those travelling east along the M27 will have to travel north up the M3 to Eastleigh, come off at junction 13 and then rejoin the southbound M3, before following the diversion above.

Southampton City Council are expecting the roadworks and diversion to cause a lot of problems for motorists and have advised that drivers leave extra time for any journey they have to make over the three day period.

If the weather results in the work being delayed, the closure will be put back until March 23, 24 and 25.

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2:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint says...

"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction? chapelsaint
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2:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Cerdicjute says...

And with the promised roadworks around the Redbridge roundabout/flyover for 2 months getting into Southampton from the west is going to be fun.

Sometimes I wonder if they actually want people to pay income tax given the barriers they put up to you getting into work.
And with the promised roadworks around the Redbridge roundabout/flyover for 2 months getting into Southampton from the west is going to be fun. Sometimes I wonder if they actually want people to pay income tax given the barriers they put up to you getting into work. Cerdicjute
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2:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
In your article to fail to mention why its closing???? LeTissiersEarLobe
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3:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

dolomiteman says...

Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense?
Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense? dolomiteman
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3:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

alexsoton says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Probably because some granny sneezed some diesel on it and they need to shut it down to do 3 days of H&S on it and then 10 mins of work.
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Probably because some granny sneezed some diesel on it and they need to shut it down to do 3 days of H&S on it and then 10 mins of work. alexsoton
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3:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

S!monOn says...

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
[quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Say what? Repeat in english please. p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article? S!monOn
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3:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Linesman says...

S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Say what? Repeat in english please. p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?[/p][/quote]Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence. I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific. Linesman
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3:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Niel says...

I hope to God they're not going to wreck the roads surface as they did between j7 and j5...
I hope to God they're not going to wreck the roads surface as they did between j7 and j5... Niel
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4:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Dave of Dibden says...

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
If you read the item it states J4 to J5 which is eastbound
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: "THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?[/p][/quote]If you read the item it states J4 to J5 which is eastbound Dave of Dibden
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4:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

S!monOn says...

Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Say what? Repeat in english please. p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?[/p][/quote]Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence. I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.[/p][/quote]Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information? LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question. S!monOn
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4:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13

thomasupton says...

That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes.
That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes. thomasupton
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4:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ractac says...

Hopefully they will put down some paint and cats eyes you can see in the dark or wet this time.
Hopefully they will put down some paint and cats eyes you can see in the dark or wet this time. ractac
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4:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

jane75 says...

At least it's mostly over the weekend!
At least it's mostly over the weekend! jane75
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4:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

S!monOn? is your name S mono ?
S!monOn? is your name S mono ? LeTissiersEarLobe
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5:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Georgem says...

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
It says "eastbound carriageway". If you can't work it out, do us all a favour and surrender your driving licence immediately.
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: "THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?[/p][/quote]It says "eastbound carriageway". If you can't work it out, do us all a favour and surrender your driving licence immediately. Georgem
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5:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Georgem says...

thomasupton wrote:
That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes.
It's always the same, really. People grumble and moan about the state of the roads, but the second anyone tries to do anything about it, those same moaners are up in arms.
[quote][p][bold]thomasupton[/bold] wrote: That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes.[/p][/quote]It's always the same, really. People grumble and moan about the state of the roads, but the second anyone tries to do anything about it, those same moaners are up in arms. Georgem
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5:19pm Wed 6 Feb 13

saintsteves says...

dolomiteman wrote:
Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense?
Its the Daily echo, don't hold your breath !
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense?[/p][/quote]Its the Daily echo, don't hold your breath ! saintsteves
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5:21pm Wed 6 Feb 13

saintsteves says...

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: "THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?[/p][/quote]Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11. duh ;-) saintsteves
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6:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

100%HANTSBOY says...

It's a weekend closure,probably from Friday night til early hours of Monday morning,and is obviously completely necessary...get over it you whinging gits!
It's a weekend closure,probably from Friday night til early hours of Monday morning,and is obviously completely necessary...get over it you whinging gits! 100%HANTSBOY
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7:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint says...

saintsteves wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)
If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment.
[quote][p][bold]saintsteves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: "THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?[/p][/quote]Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11. duh ;-)[/p][/quote]If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment. chapelsaint
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9:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Huffter says...

chapelsaint wrote:
saintsteves wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)
If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment.
"cut and past"?
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsteves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: "THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed. The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11." Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?[/p][/quote]Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11. duh ;-)[/p][/quote]If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment.[/p][/quote]"cut and past"? Huffter
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9:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

Linesman says...

S!monOn wrote:
Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.
As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information.

I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why.

If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer.

If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors.

With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Say what? Repeat in english please. p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?[/p][/quote]Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence. I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.[/p][/quote]Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information? LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.[/p][/quote]As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information. I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why. If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer. If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors. With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer. Linesman
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9:38am Thu 7 Feb 13

S!monOn says...

Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.
As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information.

I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why.

If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer.

If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors.

With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer.
Back to reality please.

I expect to get a burger that looks like the one in the picture........
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeTissiersEarLobe[/bold] wrote: In your article to fail to mention why its closing????[/p][/quote]Say what? Repeat in english please. p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?[/p][/quote]Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence. I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.[/p][/quote]Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information? LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.[/p][/quote]As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information. I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why. If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer. If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors. With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer.[/p][/quote]Back to reality please. I expect to get a burger that looks like the one in the picture........ S!monOn
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1:54pm Thu 7 Feb 13

DoIHaveToProvideThis? says...

Is this correct...? There's no sign of the work on the Highways Agency's plan (http://www.highways
.gov.uk/roads )
Is this correct...? There's no sign of the work on the Highways Agency's plan (http://www.highways .gov.uk/roads ) DoIHaveToProvideThis?
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2:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Krazeekat says...

It is 9pm to 5:30am closures.
They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain.
This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure!
It is 9pm to 5:30am closures. They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain. This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure! Krazeekat
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2:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Krazeekat says...

Krazeekat wrote:
It is 9pm to 5:30am closures. They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain. This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure!
Sorry, Until 5:30am on the Monday so Monday, which would be the main problem, shouldn't really be a problem.
[quote][p][bold]Krazeekat[/bold] wrote: It is 9pm to 5:30am closures. They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain. This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure![/p][/quote]Sorry, Until 5:30am on the Monday so Monday, which would be the main problem, shouldn't really be a problem. Krazeekat
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4:33pm Thu 7 Feb 13

P Scott says...

This work seems to be reported elsewhere (e.g. in the Bournemouth paper) as a single 32 hour closure.

From 9.30pm on the Saturday, to 5.30am on the Monday; so basically only an extended one day closure.

Is the aim of the article to inform, or to exaggerate?
This work seems to be reported elsewhere (e.g. in the Bournemouth paper) as a single 32 hour closure. From 9.30pm on the Saturday, to 5.30am on the Monday; so basically only an extended one day closure. Is the aim of the article to inform, or to exaggerate? P Scott
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12:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

ashrid says...

At the same time, a little further up the road, you'll have this

http://www.highways.
gov.uk/roads/road-pr
ojects/M27-Junction-
9-Pier-Replacement

YAY for joined-up thinking!
At the same time, a little further up the road, you'll have this http://www.highways. gov.uk/roads/road-pr ojects/M27-Junction- 9-Pier-Replacement YAY for joined-up thinking! ashrid
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11:41am Tue 12 Feb 13

Micle1974 says...

So can we have another article please echo?
More specific times and reason of closure??
So can we have another article please echo? More specific times and reason of closure?? Micle1974
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