“equivalent to halving the level of traffic on the road”
Details from the Highways Agency
Received via MP Steve Brine
- Resurfacing of the M3 between Junction 9 (Winnall) and Junction 14 (intersection with the M27) is planned to be finished by April 2015.
- The work will be done by overnight lane closures.
- The new surface has “noise reducing properties which can provide approximately 3 decibels of sound difference when compared with the existing surfacing. This is equivalent to halving the level of traffic on the road.”
- There are a few sections which were done in 2009 and don’t need to be done this time.
Those areas “retain their noise reducing properties and are currently in a safe and serviceable condition” and “their condition will continue to be monitored“.
More information about work in progress
- Go to http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/
then select “current and planned roadworks” and search for M3
- Or, follow the Highways Agency’s M3 newsfeed http://hatrafficinfo.dft.gov.uk/feeds/rss/AllEvents/M3.xml
- If you are viewing this in a desktop, the HA newsfeed is reproduced in a panel in the right sidebar. (Long term roadworks between Junctions 1 and 3 also feature).