Multi-million-pound M3 junction 9 scheme approved

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved plans that will transform journeys around junction 9 of the M3. A £200 million scheme to create free-flowing links between the M3 and the A34 will improve connections between the south coast, the Midlands and London, reduce congestion, improve safety and introduce new networks for active travel, […]

M3 Junction 9: Improvement development consent decision announced

The M3 Junction 9 Improvement application has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport. The project proposes the upgrade to the junction to allow free movement from the A34 to the M3.   The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by National Highways on 21 November 2022 and accepted […]

M3 infrastructure improvements at J9 proposed in Hampshire approved

National Highways has reported that a development consent order (DCO) has been issued for junction 9 of the M3. The NH website suggested that the recommendation stage for the DCO was completed on February 16. Planning inspectors have submitted a report to the secretary of state for transport Mark Harper. As reported on the scheme overview, […]

Government approves £33.6million funding for A34 corridor improvements through Stockport

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in Greater Manchester and Stockport will benefit from improved connectivity thanks to a multi-million-pound package of critical improvements to the A34 corridor in Cheadle and Handforth. Last year, the Government announced it would invest £33.6 million in the A34 Corridor Improvement Scheme to ease congestion and enhance walking and cycling accessibility […]

£1 million highways improvements to start on A34 in Staffordshire

Highways improvements along the A34 near Stone in Staffordshire have been announced, with the County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out kerbing, drainage and carriageway resurfacing work at The Fillybrooks/Walton Roundabout, the A520 Stafford Road and the B5026 Eccleshall Road. The £1 million scheme is part of a £30 million being spent on the […]

Further A34 closures near Oxford for viaduct work

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead if travelling around Oxford this weekend as closures on the A34 continue.   The closure is for National Highways to carry out essential maintenance work on the Wolvercote Viaduct, a major structure on the A34, and carries the trunk road over the River Thames. Some of the work is […]


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