M27, M271 AND M275 MOTORWAYS (PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONSNotice ID: MF0529131
M27, M271 AND M275 MOTORWAYS (PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHAMPTON) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
Notice is hereby given that Highways England Company Limited intends to make an Order on the M27, M271 and M275 Motorways in the County of Hampshire, and the Unitary Authorities of the City of Southampton and the City of Portsmouth, under Sections 14(1) (a) and 14(1)(c) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because works are proposed to be executed on the road. The effect of the Order would be to:-
1. authorise the phased overnight closure of -
(a) both carriageways of the M27 Motorway between Junction 1 (A31) and Junction 12 (A3/A27);
(b) both carriageways of the M271 Motorway from the A3057 Roundabout to Redbridge Roundabout (A33/A35);
(c) both carriageways of the M275 Motorway between Hilsea Interchange and Junction 2 (A3);
(d) all slip/link roads leading to and from the lengths of carriageway described in 1. (a) to (c) above; and
(e) the hard shoulder adjacent to the lengths of carriageway and slip roads in 1. (a) to (c) above;
2. authorise the phased overnight hard-shoulder running adjacent to the lengths of carriageway described in 1. (a) to (c) above;
3. impose phased overnight 50mph speed limits on the lengths of carriageway and the slip/link roads described in 1. above; and
4. permit HGVs in the outside lane of the lengths of carriageway described in 1. (a) to (c) above, during inside-lane closures.
These measures would be in the interests of road safety while contractors undertake Programmed Cyclical Maintenance (drainage, lighting, signage, inspections and surveys, maintenance and clearance of vegetation, litter picking and clearance, road sweeping, emergency crossing point maintenance, road markings and road studs, electrical loop works, barrier maintenance and clearance of injurious weeds).
To obtain a copy of the M27, M271 and M275 Cyclical Maintenance Programme, please contact the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or
The duration of each closure would vary depending on the nature of the maintenance work being undertaken on each occasion. The programme of works would start on or after 1st January 2020. The overnight closures would be in operation between 21:00 and 06:00 (maximum period). Planned maintenance work would be scheduled to avoid disruption during known peak periods, although essential maintenance may be necessary during these periods to prevent the need for emergency works. In such cases less disruptive options would be considered. The Order would come into force on 1st January 2020 and shall remain in force until 23rd December 2020. Traffic affected by the closures would be diverted via other junctions of the M27, M271, and M275, or by using the M3, A3, A27, A31, A33, A35, A36, A334, A335, A336, A3024, A3057 and the A3090. The diversion routes
listed above are the agreed routes but these may change depending on local conditions. The diversion in operation would vary according to the closure in force. The temporary speed limit, hard shoulder running, closures and diversion routes would be clearly indicated by traffic signs when they are in operation during the works period.
J Downham, an Official of Highways England Co Ltd. Ref: HE/SE/2020/M27/CMO Highways England Company Limited, (Company No. 9346363). Registered Office: Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ. A company registered in England and Wales.
For enquiries, please contact the Customer
Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or