Portsmouth traffic: Severe A3, A3(M) and A27 delays due to Eastern Road closure - when it could reopen
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Southern Water is continuing urgent repairs to fix a burst sewer along Eastern Road, but the work has resulted in severe delays on the roads this morning – with these delays expected to continue in the afternoon and a rush hour. Motorists have faced queues of over an hour on parts of the A27, A3, A3(M) and elsewhere after part of the A2030 Eastern Road was initially shut on Friday morning, including the westbound slip road from the A27.
National Highways had said the westbound exit slip road was expected to be reopened on Wednesday at the earliest. However Southern Water has now said it hopes the road will reopen this evening (Monday, November 6).
In a statement it said: “Just to update you both we're hoping that the closure of Eastern Road in Portsmouth should be finished by 7pm (this evening) and the road (will be) fully re-open.
“We're just finishing off the resurfacing of the road, we know this burst sewer caused considerable disruption to residents, businesses and commuters and we're very sorry for this, especially considering this is a crucial route into and out of Portsmouth.”
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Live traffic updates are available at the bottom of this article. Information will come from National Highways, AA’s Traffic map, Hampshire County Council’s ROMANSE account, Portsmouth City Council’s Portsmouth Roads account and one.network.
If you spotted any crashes or disruptions feel free to let us know – but don’t contact us while you are driving.
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- ROMANSE reports delays on the A27 this morning.
- The A27 westbound exit slip road remains closed due to Southern Water swage repairs.
- Congestion has been reported on the A3/A3(M)/M27 and A27
Southern Water works continue
Work is continuing to fix the burst sewer. Part of Eastern Road remains closed this morning, resulting in delays for motorists.
It is expected to reopen this afternoon.
National Highways said: "The #A27 westbound exit slip road at the #A2030 junction near #Portsmouth remains closed due to emergency sewage mains repairs which are taking place.
"The closure is expected to be in place until Monday afternoon. Expect delays on approach."
ROMANSE reports delays resulting from the Eastern Road closure this morning.
"#A27/#M27 Westbound - approx 15-minute delays between A3023 Langstone Rbt #Langstone and J12/#M275 #PortSolent," ROMANSE reports.
ROMANSE reports major delays in Waterlooville this morning as result of the closure in Eastern Road.
"#A3 Southbound - approx 90-minute delays on London Rd between B2150 Maurepas Way #Waterlooville and A27/#M27 Portsbridge Rbt," ROMANSE reports.
Extent of Eastern Road delays
ROMANSE have released a map showing the extent of the delays this morning as a result of the Eastern Road closure.
ROMANSE reports there are delays in the Bursledon and Hamble area this morning.
Eastern Road delays
The Eastern Road closure is affecting the Emsworth and Port Solent areas.
Eastern Road update - National Highways
National Highways advises people to allow extra time for their journeys this morning as a result of the Eastern Road closure.
They said: "Please be aware that the closure of the #A2030 near #Portsmouth, including the westbound exit slip road, is causing significant delays in the area, which are now backing up on the #A27 west and #A3M south."
"Allow extra journey time if traveling in the area this morning."
Worsening delays due to Eastern Road closure
ROMANSE has released a map showing worsening delays due to the Eastern Road closure.
"#A27/#A3/#A3M- severe delays westbound and southbound on surrounding roads due to the closure of A27 Westbound exit slip A2030 Eastern Rd and southbound closure of A2030 Eastern Rd," ROMANSE reports.
Huge Havant bypass delays
ROMANSE reports major delays in the area around the Havant bypass due to the closure on Eastern Road.
"#A3M Southbound - approx 60-minute delays between J3/B2150 #Waterlooville and #A27 Havant Bypass #Farlington."
ROMANSE has issued an update about the traffic situation in Waterlooville.
The traffic monitoring system reports: "#A3 Southbound - approx 60-minute delays on London Rd between B2150 Maurepas Way #Waterlooville and A27/#M27 Portsbridge Rbt."