Plan ahead for Highways England work on M27 Romsey Road bridge

As Highways England reveals details of the work programme for closing a section of the M27 to replace the bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over motorway, Hampshire County Council is urging residents to plan their journeys and expect extra traffic disruption in the area

Sep 14 2018

Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council said: “Now we have the detail of the work Highways England are going to carry out and their planned diversion routes, Hampshire County Council is putting plans in place to make sure County Council staff and our partners can continue to deliver essential services to residents.

“We are expecting significant disruption while this closure on the M27 is in place, with normal motorway traffic having to use local roads. For our part, we will be pulling off all our roadworks on the diversion routes, but I would urge people making plans for that weekend to leave more time for their journeys, to check the local traffic and travel information before they set off, and for residents and businesses in the area to be aware of the likely disruption and extra traffic on local roads.”

Highways England will be replacing the A3057 Romsey Road bridge over the M27 as the bridge is coming to the final stages of its useful life. The current structure is made up of separate east and west bridges. The purpose of the first weekend closure is to demolish the west bridge. Highways England has scheduled further closures to complete the bridge replacement works; at present work is scheduled on: