CLOSURES UPDATE: A34 Three Maids Hill Bridge Repairs – additional weekend closures for concrete repairs

Whilst carrying out repairs to the bridge which carries the A272 over the A34 at Three Maids Hill junction, the team have found extensive damage to the concrete hidden beneath the surface, which must be repaired.

To carry out this work prior to the new bridge joints being installed, we will need to close the bridge in both directions over the A34, on the following dates:

  • 9pm on Friday 5 November through to 6am on Monday 8 November 2021
  • 9pm on Friday 12 November through to 6am on Sunday 14 November 2021

Full weekends are required due to the time required for the materials to harden properly.

The bridge will be reopened early on Sunday 14 November to allow for Remembrance Day services in the area.

During the closures, the following signed diversions will be in place:

  • Eastbound bridge – traffic will be diverted north on the A34 to Bullington Cross, then back south on the A34 to either continue their journey or exit for Christmas Hill (Worthy Down/South Wonston/Sutton Scotney)
  • Westbound bridge – traffic will be diverted south on the A34 to the Winnall roundabout, then back north on the A34 to either continue their journey or exit for A272/Stud Lane/Andover Road North

We’d advise all motorists to follow the signed diversion routes as they have been chosen with both suitability and safety in mind.

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Concrete repairs are taking place to the bridge which carries the A272 over the A34 at Three Maids Hill, north of Winchester (Hampshire).

These repairs will improve the longevity of the bridge and ensure safety for our customers.

Specialist scaffolding will be in place below the bridge, and our teams will be elevated platforms to reach the areas to be repaired.

There are lane closures and a 30mph speed limit on the A272 across the bridge.