Update on Junction 9 M3/A34
Highways England is now consulting on its proposals for the improvements to Junction 9 M3/A34. Details are available at
This includes a written description of the proposals plus a visualisation of the scheme showing the various movements, e.g. A34 south to M3 north, A34 south to M3 south and the proposed cycleway through the junction.
The final date for comments is Monday 19 February 2018.
Below some information on the proposals of interest to cyclists:
Cycleway through Junction 9
The existing Junction 9 bridges will be removed and with it the current path called a NMU path (non-motorised user path) in the documents. The replacement path will be designated as a bridleway and so available to walkers, cyclists, disabled users (including off-road mobility scooters) and horse riders.
On the western side of Junction 9, the new NMU path would cross from Easton Lane under the western dumbbell roundabout via subways, before looping up to cross the M3 alongside the northern side of the Junction 9 carriageway. On the eastern side of the M3 the path would descend to pass under the M3 southbound off slip via a subway and link into the truncated section of Easton Lane. The new path would be separated from motor traffic and there would no requirement to cross any roads
Winchester CTC welcomes this news and we would like to encourage you all to support the proposal for a new cycleway/bridleway through the junction. For more detail click on update below.