Delays expected on M275 during works

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DRIVERS travelling to Portsmouth are warned to expect delays next weekend due to maintenance work.

Lane closures will be in place on the M275 southbound carriageway while works are carried out at the new Tipner junction.

Portsmouth City Council said two lanes will remain open, one on the M275 and one diverted down the new slip-road to the Tipner junction and back up again.

All lanes south of Tipner will be open as normal.

The council has warned that vehicles taking the diversion route may be stopped by temporary traffic lights at the junction which will allow vehicles and pedestrians travelling on Tipner Lane.

Works are weather-dependent but are due to start at 7pm on Saturday, March 15 and be finished by 6am on the Monday.

If conditions prevent the work being completed, it will be rescheduled for the same period on the following weekend, weather permitting.

Martin Lavers, the city council’s assistant head of service for transport and environment, said: ‘We’re very sorry for the disruption this will cause but we have worked hard to schedule it at a time when less people are using the motorway.’