Tag: M27

Hedge End J7 to get £2.5m upgrade

News that the government has pledged to improve the motorway junction at Hedge End has drawn a mixed reaction from Eastleigh’s politicians. While Eastleigh’s MP took to Twitter to hail the news, the Council Leader described the £2.5 million earmarked for a traffic light upgrade as a “token sum.” In a statement Mims Davies, Conservative…

M27 closed till this evening following Eastleigh collision

Drivers using the M27 in Hampshire today are being advised to plan ahead, as repair work following a collision this morning means that delays to journeys are likely. Lane 3 will remain closed in both directions on the M27 between junction 5 (Eastleigh) and junction 7 (Hedge End) in Hampshire following a collision this morning.…

MP wins promise of M3 resurfacing

The Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandlers Ford, Steve Brine MP, has announced that he has secured a commitment to bring forward the major resurfacing work on the M3 motorway. The Minister of State for Transport wrote to Steve Brine MP in August to confirm that the Highways Agency will bring forward plans to resurface the M3. …

Police close M27 in airport emergency

An emergency landing at Southampton Airport caused a rush hour snarl up this morning after an aircraft with engine problems caused Police to close the M27 briefly. At about 8.48 a flybe Dash 8 Q400 enroute to Jersey lost power to the starboard engine shortly after takeoff and was forced to return to the airport. All emergency…

Police closed M27 in hunt for stowaways

    Police closed both carriageways of the M27 between Hamble Bridge and just past Junction 9 at Fareham after reports that four men, believed to be illegal immigrants, were seen running from the back of a lorry.   The incident happened at 11.56am and police were alerted by the driver of the lorry who…

Stones thrown from bridge

A major accident was narrowly avoided when a stone was thrown at a car as it passed beneath a bridge on the M27 at Hedge End. The incident occurred between 8.30am and 8.40am on Wednesday September 1. The victim was a 46-year-old woman from New Milton who was driving east bound on the M27 when…