M3 closure: motorway shut in Surrey, junctions affected, carriageway closed, diversion route and traffic

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Due to construction work, a large motorway is partially closed for the whole weekend.

The M3 will close northbound in Surrey, it has been announced.

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National Highways advises there could be delays on the M25 this weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know:

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Where and when is the M3 closed?

The M3 will be closed northbound this weekend.

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It will be closed from Junction 4 to Junction 3 – near Camberley.

The closure is in Surrey.

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The highway will be closed from August 5 at 9 p.m. to August 8 at 6 a.m.

why is it closed

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M3 is closed for emergency repairs.

National Highways warned of possible disruption due to the closure.

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M3 Motorway at Camberley, Surrey. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

What did National Highways say?

In a post on social media, National Highways – South East wrote: “Reminder: The #M3 is closed northbound in #Surrey this weekend.

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“Allow extra time if traveling to London and #M25. Closure of J4 – J3 near Camberley. A signposted detour via the A30 London Road is in place.”

What is the detour route?

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A posted detour via the A30 London Road is in place and drivers have been advised of this.

Is there traffic in the area?

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National Highways advised: “Allow extra time when traveling to London and #M25.”

AA Traffic Map reports: “Road closed and traffic backed up due to weekend works into the early hours of Monday morning on the M3 London between J4 A331 Blackwater Valley route (Camberley) and J3 A322 (Lightwater / Bagshot).

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“Traffic jams on J4A / Guillemont Park (Farnborough).”

It also warns: “Seven minute delays and delays easing on the A322 southbound between Windsor Ride and B3029 New Road. Average speed ten miles an hour.”

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When did the M3 open and how long has it been?

The M3 runs from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, to Eastleigh, Hampshire.

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It is approximately 59 miles (95 km) long.

The M3 covers major cities including Aldershot and the surrounding area, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton.

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It was originally approved as the London to Basingstoke motorway.

The M3 was built as a dual carriageway except for its dual carriageway section between Junction 8 (A303) and Junction 9.

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The highway was opened in stages, beginning with the eastern section beginning in 1971.

This stretched from Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey to Popham near Basingstoke: beginning with the Hampshire section in 1971 and then the Surrey section in 1974.

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The cost of this first section was reported to be £46 million.

The completed eastern section of the M3 served as a continuation of the A316 Country Way, a three lane dual carriageway from Apex Corner, Hanworth, in Greater London to Sunbury-on-Thames.

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The southern section of the motorway came later after an inquiry entitled “M3 London to Basingstoke Motorway: Popham to Compton extension”.

It was first held in 1971 and then again in 1976-77.

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The southern section of the M3 was finally completed in 1995.

It was built in two sections from ‘Popham to Bridget’s Farm’ and then again from ‘Bridget’s Farm to Bar End’.

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According to reports in 2008, around 130,000 vehicles were driven on the busiest section of the highway on a daily average.

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