During late November and early December 2020 Highways England
will be making changes to the M27 junction 9 westbound exit slip road.
The current layout of the M27 junction 9 westbound exit slip road was built decades ago to be much longer in length than a standard exit slip road as it was hoped that a service area would be placed there. As a service area wasn’t built, Highways England has decided to make the slip road into a standard length.
To carry out this work, there will be a full weekend closure of the M27 junction 9 westbound exit slip road from 10.00pm on Friday 27 November until Monday 30 November at 6.00am. This will then be followed by a series of overnight closures from 10.00pm to 6.00am, each night, from Monday 30 November 2020 until Friday 4 December 2020. The new layout will then be opened on Tuesday 8 December 2020.
OVER THE SAME WEEKEND THE THE WESTBOUND ENTRY SLIP ROAD WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FROM 9pm ON FRIDAY UNTIL 6am on MONDAY. Safety barriers will be replaced along with carriageway widening and resurfacing.
Drivers are advised to be prepared for a different road layout once work is complete and to take care while the new layout is unfamiliar to them.
Personally I always thought the overly long slip road made a safe queuing space off the main motorway carriageway. Clearly Highways England takes a different view.