M3 Smart Motorway: Night closures continue as completion of £174million scheme draws nearer

February 15, 2017
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Night closures continue this week as part of the M3 Smart Motorway scheme which is due to finish in four months.

Overnight closures from junction 2 for the M25 and 4a at Farnborough started on Monday (January 13) and will run throughout the week.

The northbound carriageway between junction 4a and 2 will be closed between 8pm and 5.30am from Monday for four nights and also between 8pm and 7am on Friday (February 17).

This includes junction 4a, 4 and 3 entry slips and junction 3 exit slip roads.

The M3 junction 2 slip road to the M25 clockwise and M3 junction 2 link road to M25 anti-clockwise will also be affected.

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Traffic will be diverted towards M3 junction 4a to A327 to A30 to M25 junction 13 to M3 junction 2 northbound.

Junctions 3 and 2 northbound will also be closed between 8pm and 7am on Saturday (February 18).

Diversion signs will direct traffic towards M3 junction 3 to A322 to A30 to M25 junction 13 to M3 junction 2 northbound.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 4a will be closed between 8pm and 5.30am on Monday for four nights and also between 8pm and 7am on Friday.

This will include the M25 junction 12 entry slip to the M3 southbound and M25 junction 12 anti-clockwise link road to the M3 southbound.

Junctions 2, 3 and 4 entry slips and junctions 3, 4 and 4a exit slips will also be closed.

Diversion routes

The following diversion routes will be provided:

  • M3 southbound junction 2 to M25 junction 13 via A30 to A327 to M3 junction 4a
  • M25 clockwise junction 13 via A30 to A327 to M3 junction 4a
  • M25 anti-clockwise junction 13 via A30 to A327 to M3 junction 4a

Why is this happening?

A Highways England spokesman explained: “Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a.”

A free recovery service will be operating in the area 24 hours a day.

“We advise drivers to plan ahead, consider alternative routes if possible, or allow extra time for their journey” Highways England stated on its website.

The £174 million scheme, which will see a full-depth resurfacing of the carriageway, is set to end in June.

For further details visit http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m3-junctions-2-4a/

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/m3-smart-motorway-night-closures-12606874


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