M3 Junction 11 to 10 Shawford Rail Bridge Joint Replacement – UPDATE

An update has been provided by Highways England:

Work to replace the expansion joints on the M3 at Winchester is nearing completion, but unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions and unforeseen situations we will require additional overnight closures in January 2020 to complete work.

The M3 southbound carriageway between junction 9 and junction 11 will be closed overnight on the following dates:

  • Friday 17 January
  • Saturday 18 January
  • Sunday 19 January
  • Friday 24 January
  • Saturday 25 January
  • Sunday 26 January

A signed diversion for standard vehicles will be in place via A31 Spitfire Link, Morestead, Twyford, B3335 and the Hockley Link.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) will be diverted via the A34 north to the A272 Three Maids Hill, Andover Road, Harestock Road, Stockbridge Road, Chilbolton Avenue, Romsey Road and Badger Farm Road.

HGVs must ensure they follow this signed diversion and not continue through the centre of Winchester, as this route is unsuitable and leads to overnight disturbance for residents.

Please be aware that these closures are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances – please check the yellow signs placed in advance alongside the road for confirmation of the closures dates/timings.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption during our work. If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know more about our work please email us at info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call us on 0300 123 5000.

Millennium Bench

The millennium bench has been removed for investigation and various options for its repair and refurbishment are being explored by the Council.

Hitting the Cold Spots

If you or someone you know is struggling to stay warm and well this winter, please contact an adviser on Freephone 0800 804 8601 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm) or email staywarm@environmentcentre.com.  The Environment Centre is an experienced environmental charity based in Southampton.

Cross Country Race on Whiteshute Ridge – Sunday 5 January

Winchester & District AC are hosting this event:
Like last time they will plan to start the race at 9.30am and competitors are likely to be on the Ridge until just before 11am.  Temporary signs will be placed to alert other path users on the ridge, and on the day Marshals will be on hand to guide the competitors and remove any trace of the race by lunchtime on the day.  The race will cross over Badger Farm Road and proceed towards Compton Street and then return via Hurdle Way and Yew Hill skirting Olivers Battery following the path between the play park and the primary school.
Signs will be put up a week or so beforehand along the race course to notify other path users.  
Please note the race is only open to affiliated club members of the CC6 league (eg Winchester & District AC, Wessex Road Runners to name a few), and unattached runners are unable to join in (although they are welcome to join Winchester & District AC which then qualifies them)
Please click here to see the route:
If you have any concerns or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Lowy, Winchester & District AC.

Winchester Sports Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Sports Awards, on behalf of the Winchester District Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) and Winchester City Council.

There are 11 categories to select from, entries can be made online by visiting www.winchester.gov.uk/sport/sports-awards-2019 and completing the online nomination forms. Alternatively you can download a copy of the relevant category and post it to the Winchester City Council Offices.  Nominations close on 3 January 2029.

Local clubs, organisations and residents will also be asked to nominate the best of the District’s sporting achievements which will culminate in an exciting evening of awards set to take place on Thursday 6 February 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Calum Drummond, Sports Development Manager on cdrummond@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848329.

New NHS Campaign Launched – Use the Right Service

A new campaign, Use the Right Service, which helps people access the correct NHS service, has been launched across south west Hampshire and Southampton.

Use the Right Service promotes alternatives to A&E for non-emergencies, such as home care, pharmacies, 111 and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs), and is designed to support the reduction of pressure on A&E at Southampton General Hospital.

Over the coming months the NHS will be promoting our integrated, cross partner campaign, via radio advertising on Heart FM and Smooth FM, digital and social media updates, street and transport advertising, as well as spreading the message through the distribution channels of local partners, such as GPs, councils, schools, voluntary organisations and community centres.

Use the Right Service has its own website – https://usetherightservice.com/– and has been formed through a collaboration of 10 partners across the region:

Feel free to follow the campaign on http://www.twitter.com/NHSRightServiceand www.facebook.com/usetherightservice.

M3 Junction 11 to 10 Shawford Rail Bridge Joint Replacement works – UPDATE

Please note the following update from Highways England:

Due to adverse weather conditions the work to replace the expansion joints on the M3 at Winchester will now take place over the following weekends:
 
  • Friday 8 through to Monday 11 November – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways and a weekend closure of the northbound exit slip road at junction 11 
  • Friday 15 through to Monday 18 November – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways and a weekend closure of the northbound exit slip road at junction 11
  • Friday 22 through to Monday 25 November – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways and a weekend closure of the northbound exit slip road at junction 11 
  • Friday 29 November through to 2 December – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways and a weekend closure of the northbound exit slip road at junction 11 
  • Friday 6 December through to Monday 9 December – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways
  • Friday 13 December through to Monday 16 December – lane closures on the M3 northbound and southbound carriageways
 
In addition, the M3 northbound carriageway between junction 12 and junction 9, and the M3 southbound carriageway between junction 9 and junction 11 will be closed overnight on the following dates:
 
  • Friday 8 November
  • Sunday 10 November
  • Friday 15 November
  • Sunday 17 November
  • Friday 22 November
  • Saturday 23 November
  • Sunday 24 November
  • Friday 29 November
  • Saturday 30 November
  • Sunday 1 December
 
During the closures clearly signed diversions will be in place.
 
Please accept our apologies for the change to the programme.