Months of M27 works set to cause delays at junction 9

Months of motorway works

Months of motorway works

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

MOTORISTS are facing months of lane closures and speed restrictions on one of Hampshire’s busiest motorways.

From next Monday, work will start on a £5m scheme to upgrade a bridge on the M27.

Set to take seven months, the work will take place on the bridge at Junction 9 at Park Gate and will include installing a new concrete central reservation barrier. This comes as plans have been revealed to completely shut part of the motorway further west for separate work.

Steve Cobb, Highways Agency Structures Manager said the work at Park Gate was needed because the existing bridge supports and joints have come to the end of their life.

They are replacing the central reservation at the same time to minimise disruption.

Workers will resurface sections of lane three and the hard shoulder, which will involve overnight lane closures and is expected to be complete by mid-March. Then narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will be installed.

To set this up there will be overnight closures of both carriageways between junctions 8 and 10, including the slip roads at junction 9.

The roundabout and slip roads will be closed to replace the joints.

Meanwhile work will be carried out next month on the eastbound carriageway of the M27 between junctions 4 and junction 5.

As previously reported in the Echo, the essential work over a weekend is to prevent the build up of surface water on the motorway when it rains.

The motorway will be closed between junction 4, where it meets the M3, and junction 5 near Eastleigh.

The Highways Agency has clarified that the work will start from 9pm on Saturday, March 9, through to 5.30am on Monday, March 11.

It was initially thought that the closure would be in force from 9pm on Friday, March 8.

The agency also clarified that the diversion route for drive travelling eastbound on the M27 will be via the M3 junction 12 and not at junction 13 as initially thought.

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9:34am Wed 13 Feb 13

Ozmosis says...

It would be good if the Highways Agency could also look at the west bound off-slip at junction 9, as it's totally unsuitable for the amount of traffic using it
It would be good if the Highways Agency could also look at the west bound off-slip at junction 9, as it's totally unsuitable for the amount of traffic using it Ozmosis
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9:44am Wed 13 Feb 13

lambo83 says...

I'm amazed that the daily echo has managed to write a whole article on roadwork’s without using the term "misery" or "chaos".

Well done daily echo
I'm amazed that the daily echo has managed to write a whole article on roadwork’s without using the term "misery" or "chaos". Well done daily echo lambo83
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11:09am Wed 13 Feb 13

hulla baloo says...

lambo83 wrote:
I'm amazed that the daily echo has managed to write a whole article on roadwork’s without using the term "misery" or "chaos".

Well done daily echo
Hmm. Daily Echo should have capital letters. No ' required in roadworks.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: I'm amazed that the daily echo has managed to write a whole article on roadwork’s without using the term "misery" or "chaos". Well done daily echo[/p][/quote]Hmm. Daily Echo should have capital letters. No ' required in roadworks. hulla baloo
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11:22am Wed 13 Feb 13

lambo83 says...

Who cares you mong.
Who cares you mong. lambo83
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12:13pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Georgem says...

Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.
Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway. Georgem
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12:47pm Wed 13 Feb 13

S!monOn says...

Georgem wrote:
Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.
I can see what you were attempting.

Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.[/p][/quote]I can see what you were attempting. Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad. S!monOn
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12:49pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Jerry Parsons says...

S!monOn wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.
I can see what you were attempting.

Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.
Sorry, but it did make me chuckle; well done Georgem.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.[/p][/quote]I can see what you were attempting. Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but it did make me chuckle; well done Georgem. Jerry Parsons
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12:50pm Wed 13 Feb 13

hulla baloo says...

lambo83 wrote:
Who cares you mong.
Before you criticise others, or try to belittle them, make sure you are correct.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: Who cares you mong.[/p][/quote]Before you criticise others, or try to belittle them, make sure you are correct. hulla baloo
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12:51pm Wed 13 Feb 13

hulla baloo says...

lambo83 wrote:
Who cares you mong.
Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults.
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: Who cares you mong.[/p][/quote]Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults. hulla baloo
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1:10pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Georgem says...

S!monOn wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.
I can see what you were attempting.

Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.
Luckily, I don't care what you think.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.[/p][/quote]I can see what you were attempting. Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.[/p][/quote]Luckily, I don't care what you think. Georgem
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1:22pm Wed 13 Feb 13

soton_resident says...

Anyone know what's going on in the picture accompanying this story?

Two police cars and a police van leading a procession of double-decker buses in the first lane.
Anyone know what's going on in the picture accompanying this story? Two police cars and a police van leading a procession of double-decker buses in the first lane. soton_resident
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1:43pm Wed 13 Feb 13

S!monOn says...

Georgem wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Georgem wrote:
Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.
I can see what you were attempting.

Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.
Luckily, I don't care what you think.
Yay.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: Yep. Out of the five motorways - at a stretch - in Hampshire, the M27 is definitely one of the busiest. Certainly in the top 5 busy Hampshire motorways, anyway.[/p][/quote]I can see what you were attempting. Unfortunately, it hasn't come across as funny. I'd describe it as sad.[/p][/quote]Luckily, I don't care what you think.[/p][/quote]Yay. S!monOn
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2:03pm Wed 13 Feb 13

hulla baloo says...

soton_resident wrote:
Anyone know what's going on in the picture accompanying this story?

Two police cars and a police van leading a procession of double-decker buses in the first lane.
If I remember correctly, it was for the football fans, Saints v Pompey.
[quote][p][bold]soton_resident[/bold] wrote: Anyone know what's going on in the picture accompanying this story? Two police cars and a police van leading a procession of double-decker buses in the first lane.[/p][/quote]If I remember correctly, it was for the football fans, Saints v Pompey. hulla baloo
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3:44pm Wed 13 Feb 13

wossit says...

The bubble if i remember rightly
The bubble if i remember rightly wossit
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5:08pm Wed 13 Feb 13

lambo83 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
lambo83 wrote: Who cares you mong.
Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults.
Stereotype doesn't have a space in it according to the Oxford English Dictionary...... you mong
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: Who cares you mong.[/p][/quote]Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults.[/p][/quote]Stereotype doesn't have a space in it according to the Oxford English Dictionary...... you mong lambo83
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7:10pm Wed 13 Feb 13

lambo83 says...

lambo83 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
lambo83 wrote: Who cares you mong.
Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults.
Stereotype doesn't have a space in it according to the Oxford English Dictionary...... you mong
And anyway shouldn't that be "STEREOTYPICAL answer for those that are PROVEN wrong"

I'm just saying, because I'm a great believer in checking you're right before criticising or belittling others...

YOU MONG
[quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lambo83[/bold] wrote: Who cares you mong.[/p][/quote]Stereo type answer for those that are proved wrong. Resort to name calling and insults.[/p][/quote]Stereotype doesn't have a space in it according to the Oxford English Dictionary...... you mong[/p][/quote]And anyway shouldn't that be "STEREOTYPICAL answer for those that are PROVEN wrong" I'm just saying, because I'm a great believer in checking you're right before criticising or belittling others... YOU MONG lambo83
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10:49pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Ozmosis says...

"For those that"? Shouldn't that be "for those whom"? I'm not grammar Nazi. Just an English user
"For those that"? Shouldn't that be "for those whom"? I'm not grammar Nazi. Just an English user Ozmosis
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