M27 photo cc SA 2.0 Lewis Clarke
January 2018
December 2021
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Our teams are working on the smart motorway to reduce congestion on the M27.

M27 site compund
We also have people supporting the large compound from which this important project is managed.

Our people are working on drainage and upgrading the hard shoulder to a live running lane. We are currently working mainly between junctions 4 and 8. Later we will work on the overhead gantry upgrades for the traffic control information.

Our labour manager James Andrews is working in partnership with Danny Sullivan Group and Reliable Group to ensure that the joint venture has access to quality skilled trades and labour. This collaborative working is a model which we were involved in creating on the ground-breaking A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

M27 open day
James Andrews (L) with Tim Carey of Danny Sullivan at an M27 open day in April 2019

About the M27 upgrade

The M27 links Southampton and Portsmouth, connecting at junction 4 with routes to Winchester and Basingstoke. During peak hours there is considerable congestion because of the volume of traffic.

M27 client signboard in compound

The smart motorway upgrade scheme will create a four-lane dual carriageway between junctions 4 and 11. The project aims to reduce congestion and improve journey times by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane.

Main photograph: M27 through Test valley SU3817 cc SA 2.0 Lewis Clarke