Motorway bridge demolished

THE M27 re-opened ahead of schedule following work on a bridge which caused a 58-mile diversion.

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 4:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 30th September 2018, 5:44 pm
Work on the Romsey bridge of the M27, between junction 3 and 4. Picture: Highways England

Both carriageways between junction 3 and 4, near Romsey, had been closed for the work and were scheduled to re-open today at 5am. But the motorway was opened at 1pm yesterday.

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As previously reported, drivers were asked to avoid the road this weekend with heavy delays expected on local roads.

Highways England had set up a 58-mile diversion for HGVs and another, shorter route for cars.

Andrew Winson, project manager, said: '˜We are pleased to say the demolition of the western part of the Romsey Road bridge was completed ahead of schedule.'