Building the final piece of area’s motorway network

The A3(M) at Bedhampton showing the bridge carrying the B2177 and chalk still to be excavated
The A3(M) at Bedhampton showing the bridge carrying the B2177 and chalk still to be excavated

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Last week David Willcox shared his 40-year-old pictures of the M27 and M275 being built.

Today he has turned his attention to the final piece in the Portsmouth area’s motorway network, the A3(M).

The same bridge at Bedhampton, but this picture also shows a temporary bridge in the background

The same bridge at Bedhampton, but this picture also shows a temporary bridge in the background

Opened in 1979, this five-mile long motorway was built to take traffic away from the A3 running through Cosham and Waterlooville.

David, his wife and a couple of friends who live near the road were able to stroll through the construction site on a Sunday afternoon to take these pictures without a hint of any health and safety restrictions.