M3 Closures - 5th May 2017 to 8th May 2017 and 19th May 2017 to 22nd May 2017

M3 Closures - 5th May 2017 to 8th May 2017 and 19th May 2017 to 22nd May 2017

More disruption misery for M3 users I am afraid. Thank you to Cllr Mike Goodman for sending this information to me.

M3 junctions 2 to 4a smart motorway – weekend closures of M3 between junctions 2 and 3 in both directions.

We are writing to inform you that we will soon be lifting the steel beams into place as part of the reconstruction of Woodlands Lane Bridge at Windlesham, which sits across the M3 motorway around 2 miles east of junction 3. The work will take place over a weekend and will require the full closure of the M3 on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 3.

This is currently planned to take place from 9pm on Friday 5 May until 5.30am Monday 8 May 2017.

The work will primarily consist of using two cranes to erect and secure 12 beams across the carriageway onto the newly constructed columns to support a new bridge deck.

To minimize overall disruption we will also be carrying out 4,000 tons of low noise resurfacing in addition to the bridge works over this weekend.

An additional weekend closure at the same location is planned to take place from 9pm on Friday 19 May until 5.30am Monday 22 May 2017, in order to carry out a further 4,000 tons of low noise resurfacing and complete the installation of safety barriers.

We will also take these opportunities to carry out other critical work in the area which in return will help us achieve our scheme completion of the end of June 2017.

Please note that these works are weather dependent and should weather conditions prevent this work from going ahead on these dates there is a contingency weekend planned to take place from 9pm Friday 9 June until 5.30am Monday 12 June 2017.

Registered office Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4LZ

Highways England Company Limited registered in England and Wales number 09346363

We will be announcing these motorway closure dates to your ward members from the 27 April 2017.

Local residents, customers and stakeholders will be informed of the closures and relevant diversions by means of motorway signage, media announcements, social media, letters, posters and leaflets at appropriate locations including motorway service stations.

Please note that this letter has been sent via e-mail only. If you would like a hard- copy, please let us know and we will post one to you immediately.

If you have any questions, or if you would like any further information about the scheme, please do not hesitate to contact me, I can be contacted at:

M3Junction2to4aSmartMotorways@highwaysengland.co.uk

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