M27 junction 4 to 11 Smart Motorway

Closed 10 Apr 2018

Opened 12 Mar 2018

Results updated 11 Sep 2018

The results from the consultation showed a good level of support for the installation of the smart motorway on the M27 between junctions 4 to11 with statutory and key business organisations.

More details of our repsonse to the statutory instrument consultation which took place between 12 March and 10 April  2018 are detailed within the consultation report below.



The M27 is a crucial route connection for the Solent region providing a vital transport link between Southampton and Portsmouth, while also connecting to the M3 at junction 4, leading to Winchester and Basingstoke.

This route currently faces congestion during peak travel hours caused by the volume of traffic using the network. The Scheme is part of Highways England’s programme to add capacity to the existing strategic road network in order to support economic growth and maintain mobility.

It is expected that the smart motorways scheme will:

• increase motorway capacity and reduce congestion

• smooth traffic flows

• provide more reliable journey times

• increase and improve the quality of information for the driver (in relation to the operation of the motorway)

The use of variable mandatory speed limits is essential to achieving the objectives above. Through the introduction of technology, we aim to make best use of the existing road space.

Comments on the introduction of variable mandatory speed limits

We would like to encourage any organisations, businesses or individuals affected by these proposals to make contact with us and communicate their views. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, it would be helpful if you could note this in your reply. Please also indicate the nature of the organisation; how many individuals’ views are included in the response and ways in which these views were gathered.

Sending your consultation response

You can respond to the consultation by completing our online survey below.

Alternatively, you can complete the consultation response form located in Appendix B in the consultation brochure and return it to us by email or by post to the following address. Please include ‘M27 junctions 4 to 11 smart motorway consultation on Statutory Instrument’ in the title of the email, and mark it for the attention of Deborah Makinde.

Please ensure that your response reaches us by 10 April 2018.

Email: M27J4-11SmartMotorway@highwaysengland.co.uk

Post: Deborah Makinde

Project Manager

Highways England

5 St. Phillips Place


B3 2PW


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