ROAD markings will be repainted on the M3 next week to keep journeys safe and reliable between Andover’s junction 8 for the A303 and junction 9 for the A34.

The work is being carried out as part of the Government’s commitment to invest in infrastructure and will involve overnight carriageway closures, in one direction at a time, and will be finished in the morning of Friday, 18 July.

Highways Agency project manager Guy Watts said: “We will be repainting the road markings on the M3 between junctions 8 and 9 to keep journeys safe and reliable.

“To minimise disruption we will close one carriageway at a time and have planned the work to take place overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest.”

The work will be carried out between 10pm and 6am.

The southbound carriageway will be closed on Monday, 14 and Tuesday, 15 July and the northbound closed on Wednesday, 16 and Thursday, 17 July.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place via the A34 and A303.