Drivers warned of southbound M27 closures

DRIVERS have been warned that the M27 southbound route between Portsmouth and Fareham will be closed for ten nights from this Monday (March 14); allowing National Highways to complete regular resurfacing works to the tarmac and make the road safer for users.

Roadworks will be in place from March 14 (Monday) to March 24 (Thursday), closures lasting between 9pm and 6am every night including on weekends as workers reduce disruption during peak rush hour times.

The area affected covers the M27 southbound link from the A27 at junction 12 towards Portsmouth and junction 11 at Fareham. No work is currently scheduled for the northbound route on the opposite highway at this stage, although this is likely to occur on a future date.

A signed diversion will be in place from A27 Southampton Road / Western Road via Portsbridge Roundabout, leading onto the M27 eastbound towards Eastern Road Roundabout.

Although work is set to end by 6am in the mornings, early drivers should note that routes may still be affected by closures that started the evening before if work overruns for whatever reason.

Dates and timings of all work may change at short notice due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Road users will be notified about these upcoming closures by yellow signs on the roadside, alongside regular updates via the @HighwaysSEAST Twitter account.

National Highways apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption experienced during this work. Readers are encouraged to check for any updates before travelling in this area during the ten day closure, with more information available via nationalhighways.co.uk.

PICTURED BY PAUL JACOBS: M27 motorway traffic queue between Fareham and Portsmouth