MOTORISTS in East Hampshire travelling north of the district this weekend are being warned to watch out for closures and roadworks on the M3.
Road users are being reminded about essential work being carried out on the motorway near its junction with the M25.
The slip roads to the southbound M3 from the M25 in both directions will be closed from 9pm tonight (Friday) until 5.30am on Monday, and there will also be overnight closures of the M3 in both directions between junctions three and four each night this weekend.
The work is part of a multi-million pound upgrade to the M3 which is adding an extra lane in each direction to 13.4 miles of the motorway in Surrey and Hampshire, as well as installing new technology to help drivers with their journeys and fully replacing the road surface.
The Highways England-led team are working hard to complete construction work by the end of this month.
Full details of the closures are as follows:
Closure of southbound slip roads from M25 on to M3: The slip roads to the soundbound M3 from the M25 in both directions will be closed from 9pm tonight (Friday) until 5.30am on Monday to install a new drainage system and low noise surfacing.
There will be fully signed diversions in place. However, as delays are expected drivers are advised to consider alternative routes if possible.
Overnight closures of the M3 between junctions three and four: There will be overnight closures on the M3 in both directions starting tonight (Friday) between junctions three and four to replace the road surface with a new, low noise material.
The road will be closed between 8pm tonight (Friday) to 7am Saturday;
8pm Saturday to 7am Sunday; and 10pm Sunday to 5.30am Monday.
There will be fully signed diversions in place. However drivers are advised to consider alternative routes if possible.
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