The County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, said: “Looking after Hampshire’s extensive road network is one of our top priorities. Our planned maintenance programme, Operation Resilience, is a long-term strategy designed to ensure Hampshire’s road network is resilient to the impacts of heavy traffic and adverse weather. The road closure is necessary to ensure the work can be carried out safely and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause some people.”
There will a signed diversion route in place during the closure each night, to assist traffic that would usually use M3 Junction 5. This will advise motorists to use the motorway junctions at either Junction 4a (Minley) or Junction 6 (Basingstoke). The diversion signage will encourage motorists to follow the A-road network (A30 – A327 – A323 – A325 – A287). Traffic wishing to remain on the M3 will not be affected.
The road closures will only be in place during the night, between the hours of 9pm to 6am. Details of the works, including any changes to the scheduled dates, e.g. due to adverse weather, will be clearly signed where the work is being carried out.