M27 to be closed for a full weekend for new Fareham bridge installation

As part of the scheme to upgrade the 15-mile stretch of road, Highways England will be installing the new North Fareham footbridge, which will be situated between junctions 10 and 11 of the M27.

The bridge installation will result in the full closure of the M27 between junction 9 and junction 11 from Friday, September 4 at 9pm to Monday, September 7, at 6am.

The bridge installation is to take place over night due to less traffic, which will allow workers to close the motorway with reduced impact for the travelling public.

In a statement on their website, Highways England said: “We apologise in advance for any disturbance caused, as the bridge installation may be noisy at times, and we have written to local residents to inform them of this installation in advance.

“The closure dates may be subject to change owing to operational requirements or adverse weather conditions. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

“We would advise road users to plan their journeys in advance by visiting the Traffic England website or by following our Twitter feed: @HighwaysSEAST.”

It comes after the M27 was closed for two days between junction 3 and 4 in January for a bridge to be demolished.

Motorists faced a 55-mile diversion as part of the final phase of the £19m scheme to replace the Romsey Road bridge following previous closures last year.

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