A massive stretch of the A3 in Surrey will be closed from Monday, January 9 while essential roadworks take place. The A3 southbound from Hog's Back to the Milford Interchange will be closed for 10 nights in January.

The closure will be observed from Monday, January 9 to Wednesday, January 18. The roadworks are taking place so that workers can resurface and repaint the roads.

A Google maps image shows the diversion route in place, which takes motorists through Farnham and Alton before joining back down to Petersfield. The diversion route starts in Surrey and stretches 33 miles, which should take motorists roughly 50 minutes to complete if they travel at a steady pace of 40mph.

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The dual carriageway will be closed every night from 11pm to 6am while the works take place to allow workers to resurface the roads. During this time, motorists wishing to travel south of Guildford using the A3 will be diverted from the Hog's Back via the A31 and past Alton using the A32 and A272. Here, drivers will join at Petersfield.

The A3 closure means that the southbound entry slips at Compton and Hurtmore will be closed, as will the services at Lower Eashing, so keep this in mind when you embark on your travels. National Highways is providing signed diversions so you can follow this if you need to use the A3.

Dates and times of A3 closures in January

  • Jan 9, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 10, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 11, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 12, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 13, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 14, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 15, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 16, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 17, 11pm to 6am
  • Jan 18, 11pm to 6am

A spokesperson for National Highways said: "We’re doing some carriageway resurfacing and line painting on the A3 southbound just before the Milford Interchange near Eashing. We’ll be putting in a smoother surface and repainting some of the road markings to improve safety."