M271 roadworks and closures: Here’s all you need to know

MORE works to improve Redbridge Roundabout have started today.

Highways England started the work this morning to complement other junction improvement work at junctions 5 and 7 in a bid to improve journey times, reduce congestion and support local and strategic economic growth.

The Redbridge scheme comes after a six-month project to improve the nearby Millbrook Roundabout finished on April 7.

The scheme, set to cost between £8.5 million and £15.5 million, will add an extra lane to ease congestion for vehicles travelling from the motorway to the city centre and the port.

What work is being carried out?

Daily Echo:

  • Free-flow lanes are to be added from the M271 Southampton towards the port
  • Shared paths to be improved
  • A new footbridge will be installed
  • Signals that give buses priority are to be removed
  • Widening the Roundabout
  • Hundreds of new shrubs and trees to be planted
  • Roundabout to be resurfaced with new “low-noise” material

What closures will be in place?

Daily Echo:

  • 24 hour closure – August 17 to 23 – M271 southbound narrow lanes; A33 E/B Narrow Lanes; Redbridge Roundabout inner ring closure; Lane closure A33 slip road westbound exit; M271 northbound hard shoulder closure
  • 8pm to 6am closure – August 17 to 19 – M271 southbound full closure at Junction 1 including Jct 1 southbound entry slip road; Full closure north-east quadrant of Redbridge Roundabout; Lane 2 closure A33 westbound exit slip
  • 8pm to 6am closure – August 20 to 21 – M271 southbound lane 1; Full closure southern gyratory of Redbridge Roundabout; Full closure of A33 westbound exit slip road; Full closure of Old Redbridge Road at the junction of A33
  • 8pm to 6am closure – August 22 to 23 – M271 southbound full closure at Jct 1 Inc. Jct 1 southbound entry slip road; Full Closure of North Gyratory of Redbridge Roundabout; Full closure M271 northbound; Full closure of A35 eastbound Exit Slip Road; Full closure of Gover Rd at the Junction of Redbridge Roundabout
  • 6am to 8pm – August 23 – M271 southbound lane 1 closure; Full closure of A33 eastbound entry
  • 24 hour closure – August 24 to 30 – M271 southbound narrow lanes; A33 eastbound narrow lanes; Redbridge Roundabout inner ring closure; Lane closure A33 slip road westbound exit; M271 northbound hard shoulder closure
  • 8pm to 6am – August 24 to 27 – M271 southbound lane 1 closure; Full closure A33 eastbound entry slip; Outer ring closure Redbridge Roundabout; Lane 2 closure A33 westbound exit slip; Lane 2 closure A35 eastbound exit slip; M271 northbound Lane 1 closure

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