A four-night closure of the M27 has been announced as the extensive resurfacing works continue.

All lanes of the M27 eastbound from junction four to eight and the M3 southbound to M27 eastbound link road will be shut.

The closures will be in force from 9pm to 6am every evening from May 20 to 24.

A spokesperson from National Highways said: “We're not able to complete the works under lane closures, or within our existing traffic management, as we need the space to ensure the safety of our operatives doing the work.”

It forms part of the first phase of the project to deliver an asphalt overlay, making the motorway quieter, safer and smoother. 

Diversion information

M27 eastbound

  • During the closures, road users travelling eastbound on the M27 will need to join the M3 northbound and exit at junction 13.
  • After leaving the M3 at junction 13 follow Leigh Road/A335 eastbound, and then turn right onto the A335 travelling southbound.
  • Following this, turn left onto Wide Lane travelling southbound, and continue until reaching the A27.
  • Drivers will then need to follow the A27 eastbound until reaching the M27 at junction 8.

The work will include concrete repairs, road edge markings, removal of existing CCTV units, technology works, and drainage surveys.

Despite the additional work, National Highways said ‘good progress’ is being made in phase one of the scheme.

The spokesperson added: “We'll also use the opportunity to undertake a variety of maintenance activities, including gully cleaning and litter picking.

“Our work may be noisy at times, and we'll try to reduce noise as much as possible, as well as aiming to carry out the noisiest work during the earliest part of the night.

“I apologise in advance for any disturbance caused as a result of our work.”