M27 closure sparks delays on diversion routes as Fareham to Whiteley stretch is shut

There are delays at at the A27/Quay Street Roundabout in Fareham as a stretch of the M27 is shut on June 15 for demolition work to a bridge. Picture: ROMANSE
There are delays at at the A27/Quay Street Roundabout in Fareham as a stretch of the M27 is shut on June 15 for demolition work to a bridge. Picture: ROMANSE
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DELAYS are building this morning as demolition work has shut a stretch of the M27.

Highways England is tearing down the North Fareham footbridge.

Traffic is stopped in both directions between Junction 9 for Whiteley and Junction 11 for Fareham.

The work comes as part of a scheme to turn the M27 into a smart motorway from Junction 4 at Eastleigh to Junction 11.

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Romanse has warned the eastbound diversion route is slow between The Avenue and Quay Street Roundabout with a current 30-minute delay.

At 10.20am today the service warned of heavy delays on the A27 Southampton Road/St Margarets Roundabout back to Park Gate.

There are delays of 10 minutes on the A32 Wickham Road between Pook Lane and Wallington Way in Fareham.

Northbound on Highlands Road between Frosthole Crescent and Kiln Lane is seeing delays of 10 minutes.

The closure ends at 9pm tonight.

This morning Hampshire police tweeted: ‘Please consider the necessity of your journey. Congestion expected on surrounding roads.’

Eastbound diversion route (Junction 9-11)

Take the A27 exit on the roundabout and take the third exit (straight on) at the Segensworth Roundabout.

Follow the A27 straight on through Catisfield until you get to the roundabout by Fareham train station. Take the third exit onto the A27, and the third exit at the Quay Street Roundabout.

Carry on along the A27 until you get the roundabout at Junction 11.

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Eastbound diversion route (Junction 10-11)

Join the A32 Wickham Road going south, and take the second exit (straight on) at the first roundabout.

Carry on to the Wickham Road Roundabout, where you take the first left onto Wallington Way. From there go straight on at the Broadcut Roundabout, and then take the second exit at the Delme Roundabout to join the A27, which leads to the roundabout at Junction 11.

Westbound diversion route (Junction 11-9)

Join the A27, taking the first exit at Station Roundabout in Fareham and carrying on past Catisfield.

Take the third exit at St Margaret’s Roundabout (straight on) and the fourth exit at the Segensworth Roundabout, leading to the roundabout at Junction 9.