M27 Southampton Junctions improvements scheme: Preferred route announcement

Published: 01 March 2019

Highways England is progressing with an improvement scheme at M27 junctions in Southampton. If you recall, this scheme was presented at public consultation in autumn 2017.

The scheme will help to improve safety and journey time reliability, and support Southampton City Council’s efforts to improve local air quality and support regional and local economic growth.

Following careful consideration of all the responses and comments received, I am pleased to announce the preferred route for the scheme. It consists of improvements to Junction 8 and Windhover Roundabout to create capacity and reduce congestion by widening the slip roads, and also improvements to cycling, pedestrian and crossing facilities.

Details of the preferred route including technical reports relating to the selection process are available on our scheme webpage: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m27-southampton-junctions/

Brochures are also available at the following locations:

Pilands Wood Community Association

Pilands Wood Centre/Chamberlayne Rd, Southampton SO31 8DT

Hedge End 2000 Centre

2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF

Civic Centre

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY


City Library

Northam Community Centre

Kent St, Southampton, SO14 5SP

HighPoint Venue

Bursledon Rd, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 8BR

Bitterne Library

Bitterne Rd E, Southampton, SO18 5EG

Cobbett Hub & Library

Cobbett Rd, Southampton, SO18 1HL

Following the announcement of the preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail ahead of a further round of public engagement later this year.

If you have any queries regarding the M27 Southampton junctions scheme, please speak to our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 or email us at M27SouthamptonJunctions@highwaysengland.co.uk.

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