Fareham drivers warned of key junction closure

By Connor Steel

DRIVERS have been warned of upcoming overnight road closures on key routes between Whiteley and Segensworth starting tomorrow (Friday, July 22); with Hampshire County Council continuing their work to improve Junction 9 of the M27, Whiteley Way (South) and the Segensworth Link Road as part of an official project to maintain the region’s roads under increasing rises in their use recently.

Disruption is likely to last for exactly three weeks until August 12, with all road closures required for the safe implementation of engineering and surfacing works. They are however all expected to be done overnight between 9pm and 6am with the routes opening for daytime traffic; although some minor delays could be seen in the immediate rush hours for commuters travelling early in the morning.

The first closure will see the western half of the M27 Junction 9 roundabout overnight from July 22; covering all of the Eastbound M27 off-slip, Westbound M27 on-slip, the Segensworth Link Road (Northbound) and Whitely Way South (Northbound) routes. This will be replicated from August 1 to August 3. whilst similar closures will occur on the evenings of August 8, August 10, and August 12

In the meantime closures are currently scheduled on the eastern half of the M27 Junction 9 roundabout; which will cover the Westbound M27 off-slip and Eastbound M27 on-slip and the Segensworth Link Road (Southbound) and Whiteley Way South (Southbound). These will be closed overnight for the whole of next week starting on Monday night (July 25 to 29); whilst similar work will be undertaken between August 4 to 5 alongside the ninth and eleventh of next month before it is fully completed.

Hampshire County Council have advised that signed diversions will be in place during all closures in both directions, redirecting affected traffic via the M27 and A27. Drivers are advised that additional time should be given to journeys and these scheduled closures may change at short notice; particularly in certain weather conditions or if any further issues are unearthed in the process of the work.

Readers can see maps of the Westbound and Eastbound closures by clicking on the links, whilst further information can be seen on the Roads & Transport page on the Hampshire County Council website. Details have further been shared via a press release and posts via social media over recent days.

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: Junction that will be affected by upcoming road closures due to start tomorrow and last for three weeks (reproduced with permission).