WORK on the new M27 smart motorway is due to begin next week.
Highways England has confirmed its conversion of a 15-mile stretch of the road between Junction 4 and Junction 11 will launch on Monday, January 7.
Over the next two-and-a-half years the work will see the route turned into an ‘all four lanes running’ motorway.
A spokesman for the government agency confirmed work would take place during the day, but lane closures would only be set up at night – with three lanes remaining open at any given time.
However, these will be maintained at 50mph for safety and average speed cameras along the route will be switched on when work starts.
Gantries along the motorway will be installed at night.