M3 junction 9 Consultation Begins

09
January
2018

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A public consultation on the future of junction 9 of the M3 is now officially underway – with drivers and residents alike all welcome to have their say.

If you’re familiar with junction 9 of the M3, you will know just how bad it can be. Because so many vehicles want to use the A34 to the Midlands, traffic often tails back on to the M3 northbound, causing severe safety problems especially during peak periods. It almost takes us back to the days of the Hockley lights on the A33 – where the traffic lights were technically the only ones between the south coast and Scotland.

At the moment, if you want to join the A34 from the M3 north or southbound – or vice versa – you have to physically drive up on to the roundabout and go through a number of traffic lights. The new scheme would provide new links to allow free access from the M3 to the A34 with no need to go on to the roundabout. The A34 southbound link would go under the M3 with a 50mph limit.

Around 110,000 vehicles use junction 9 every day.

Highways England say the project will improve safety, reduce delays, reduce the amount of congestion and increase journey time reliabilty.

If planning permission is granted, work will begin on the project in 2021, with all routes fully open by 2023.

The public consultation ends on 19 February 2018

Where you can pick up a printed version of the brochure:
Discovery Centre, Jewry Street
Winchester Tourist Information Centre
Winchester City Council Offices
Kings Worthy Community Centre
M3 Services Winchester
A34 Services Sutton Scotney
Tesco Extra, Winnall

Public Information Events where you can ask questions:
Saturday 27 January, Winchester Guildhall, 10.30am – 4pm
Wednesday 31 January, Winchester Guildhall, 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 10 February, Winnall Community Centre, 10.30am – 4pm
Friday 16 February, 2pm – 8pm, Kings Worthy Community Centre
Saturday 17 February, 10.30am – 4pm, Kings Worthy Community Centre.

Click Here To Access The Brochure (Nine Pages)