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M27 work starts today to ease congestion

August 4, 2014 by admin

In a bid to reduce congestion on the M27 major work starts today commencing with upgrades to junctions three and five. As part of a government backed £317m scheme additional lanes will be added to some approach roads and roundabouts with new traffic signals installed.

During the work narrow lanes, reduced speed limits and overnight closures will take place. All work is due to be completed by next spring. The hope is with improved transport links along the M27 commute times will be reduced for workers and businesses.

The Highways Agency’s Ed French said: ‘The additional capacity on these two busy junctions will allow the roundabouts to work more efficiently to reduce congestion and improve journey times. We will widen certain approaches and install new traffic signals to improve the flow of traffic for the thousands of drivers at both junctions.

We have planned the work carefully to minimise disruption and will carry out as much of the work as possible overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest. I advise anyone wishing to use either junction to plan their journeys and to allow extra time.’

 Work on junction five commences today.

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