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Dated: 10th December 2020

Portsmouth City Council (M275) (Temporary Prohibition of Driving, Speed Reduction and Suspension of Bus Lane Restrictions) (No.118) Order 2020

The Portsmouth City Council (hereinafter referred to as ’the Council’), in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (‘the Act’) and, in accordance with Section 14(5) of the Act, with the consent of Highways England, and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act hereby give notice that the Council intends to make the following Order.

The Order comes into operation from 27th December 2020 and the effect will be as follows:-

A) TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING (ONE NIGHT ONLY)

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
M275 junction 2 to junction 1 and off-slip to Rudmore Roundabout.

M27 (EASTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M27 (WESTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
From junction 12, M27 to Junction 1, M275

From its junction with A27 (Southampton Road/Western Road).

Southbound on ramp from Tipner Interchange.

B) TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF BUS LANE RESTRICTION

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
M275 junction 1 on ramp from Tipner Interchange to bus gate off ramp to Rudmore Roundabout.

C) TEMPORARY SPEED REDUCTION FROM 60MPH TO 40MPH

M27 (EASTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M27 (WESTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
From junction 12, M27 to Junction 1, M275

From its junction with A27 (Southampton Road/Western Road).

Southbound on ramp from Tipner Interchange.
D) TEMPORARY SPEED REDUCTION FROM 50MPH TO 40MPH

M27 (EASTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M27 (WESTBOUND)
Off-slip from junction 12 to M275

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
M275 junction 1 to Mile End Road.

E) TEMPORARY SPEED REDUCTION FROM 50MPH TO 30MPH

M275 (SOUTHBOUND)
M275 junction 1 off-slip to Tipner Roundabout.

M275 junction 2 off-slip to Rudmore Roundabout.

F) REASON FOR THE ORDER

To facilitate works associated with the implementation of temporary speed limit and motorway signage, and to facilitate traffic control measures for freight vehicles to continental ferries.

G) DURATION OF THE ORDER
From 27th December 2020 for 12 months or completion of the works, whichever is sooner.
Notwithstanding the above, a full closure of the M275 will take place between 21:00 on 30th December 2020 and 05:30 on 31st December 2020 for one night only (with one additional contingency night between 27th – 30th December 2020 in the event of adverse weather warning) to facilitate the implementation of a temporary speed reduction.

H) DIVERSION
Vehicles diverted from (eastbound) Portsbridge Roundabout, A27 and (westbound) Southampton Road, Western Road, Western Road Roundabout, A27 (eastbound).

Pam Turton, Assistant Director of Regeneration (Transport), Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Portsmouth PO1 2NE

A copy of the Order may be requested from networkmanagement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.