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M27 motorway to be closed eastbound for three days

2:33pm Wednesday 6th February 2013

Motorway to close

THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

A diversion will be put in place guiding traffic along Bassett Green Road and Stoneham Way, for traffic wishing to travel east from the M3.

Those travelling east along the M27 will have to travel north up the M3 to Eastleigh, come off at junction 13 and then rejoin the southbound M3, before following the diversion above.

Southampton City Council are expecting the roadworks and diversion to cause a lot of problems for motorists and have advised that drivers leave extra time for any journey they have to make over the three day period.

If the weather results in the work being delayed, the closure will be put back until March 23, 24 and 25.

Comments(29)

Comments(29)

chapelsaint says...
2:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?

Cerdicjute says...
2:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

And with the promised roadworks around the Redbridge roundabout/flyover for 2 months getting into Southampton from the west is going to be fun.

Sometimes I wonder if they actually want people to pay income tax given the barriers they put up to you getting into work.

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
2:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

In your article to fail to mention why its closing????

dolomiteman says...
3:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense?

alexsoton says...
3:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Probably because some granny sneezed some diesel on it and they need to shut it down to do 3 days of H&S on it and then 10 mins of work.

S!monOn says...
3:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?

Linesman says...
3:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.

Niel says...
3:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13

I hope to God they're not going to wreck the roads surface as they did between j7 and j5...

Dave of Dibden says...
4:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
If you read the item it states J4 to J5 which is eastbound

S!monOn says...
4:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.

thomasupton says...
4:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13

That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes.

ractac says...
4:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Hopefully they will put down some paint and cats eyes you can see in the dark or wet this time.

jane75 says...
4:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

At least it's mostly over the weekend!

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
4:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

S!monOn? is your name S mono ?

Georgem says...
5:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
It says "eastbound carriageway". If you can't work it out, do us all a favour and surrender your driving licence immediately.

Georgem says...
5:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13

thomasupton wrote:
That will cause absolute grid lock, might as well not even bother going to work. Surely they can just close some lanes.
It's always the same, really. People grumble and moan about the state of the roads, but the second anyone tries to do anything about it, those same moaners are up in arms.

saintsteves says...
5:19pm Wed 6 Feb 13

dolomiteman wrote:
Any chance the article can be rewritten so it makes sense?
Its the Daily echo, don't hold your breath !

saintsteves says...
5:21pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)

100%HANTSBOY says...
6:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

It's a weekend closure,probably from Friday night til early hours of Monday morning,and is obviously completely necessary...get over it you whinging gits!

chapelsaint says...
7:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

saintsteves wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)
If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment.

Huffter says...
9:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

chapelsaint wrote:
saintsteves wrote:
chapelsaint wrote:
"THE eastbound carriageway of the M27 will be completely closed for three days, it has been revealed.

The motorway will be closed between junctions five and four on March 9, 10 and 11."

Surely J5 to J4 actually goes in a westerly direction?
Says "The motorway will be closed between junctions four and five on March 9, 10 and 11.

duh ;-)
If you had seen the article when it was first published earlier this afternoon it was (and what I put in quotes was a cut and past by the way) as I said. However, I expect some eagle eyed proof reader actually changed it before you made your comment.
"cut and past"?

Linesman says...
9:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

S!monOn wrote:
Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.
As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information.

I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why.

If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer.

If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors.

With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer.

S!monOn says...
9:38am Thu 7 Feb 13

Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Linesman wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
In your article to fail to mention why its closing????
Say what? Repeat in english please.

p.s. I suppose you missed the "Southampton City Council is expecting the road works...." bit of the article?
Road works covers from lane markings to dealing with subsidence.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect to be given information that is a bit more specific.
Do you really expect a journalist, and one that works for The Daily Echo, to be able to provide this information?

LeTissiersEarLobe - you need to ask The Highways Agency for a specific answer to your original question.
As the journalist is a Paid Professional, yes, I do expect them to provide me with that information.

I would expect them, when they heard the news of the closure, to ask why.

If they did not get a satisfactory answer, then I would expect them to go through other channels to get an answer.

If no success, I would then report to my readers the course of action that I had taken, and suggest that they contact their MPs and councillors.

With all that flack directed at them, the Highways Agency would, no doubt, come up with an answer.
Back to reality please.

I expect to get a burger that looks like the one in the picture........

DoIHaveToProvideThis? says...
1:54pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Is this correct...? There's no sign of the work on the Highways Agency's plan (http://www.highways
.gov.uk/roads )

Krazeekat says...
2:24pm Thu 7 Feb 13

It is 9pm to 5:30am closures.
They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain.
This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure!

Krazeekat says...
2:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Krazeekat wrote:
It is 9pm to 5:30am closures. They are reprofiling the carriageway to add a camber to allow surface water to drain. This headline is causing so much panic as gives the impression its a complete closure!
Sorry, Until 5:30am on the Monday so Monday, which would be the main problem, shouldn't really be a problem.

P Scott says...
4:33pm Thu 7 Feb 13

This work seems to be reported elsewhere (e.g. in the Bournemouth paper) as a single 32 hour closure.

From 9.30pm on the Saturday, to 5.30am on the Monday; so basically only an extended one day closure.

Is the aim of the article to inform, or to exaggerate?

ashrid says...
12:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

At the same time, a little further up the road, you'll have this

http://www.highways.
gov.uk/roads/road-pr
ojects/M27-Junction-
9-Pier-Replacement

YAY for joined-up thinking!

Micle1974 says...
11:41am Tue 12 Feb 13

So can we have another article please echo?
More specific times and reason of closure??

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