Welcome to our M3 traffic news page. The aim of this feature is to provide specific information about the flow of traffic on the M3. We provide links to the leading resources delivering up to the minute news for people travelling on or expecting to use the M3. If you are looking for information for Hampshire's other main routes; such as the A3M, M27, M271, A27, A303, A338, you can follow this link to our main Hampshire Traffic page.
This page is not an exhaustive list but these are the resources that we have found to be most useful in the time we have been providing traffic and travel information fort he region. We welcome user feedback, if you can suggest other reliable traffic resources that we can feature or link to we'd welcome your comments.
The M3 is one of the most important routes through Hampshire, in essence it links South West London to Southampton also allowing a quick road link from the capital to Portsmouth. It passes major urban centres like Bracknell, Basingstoke and Winchester. The Motorway is about 60 miles in length, construction started in the late 1960s. Much of the motorway has three lanes in both directions. Serious incidents on the M3 can have have quite a dramatic effect on traffic in the area, depending of course on where and when they take place.
The top of our list of resources is the Traffic England website, we consistently find it delivers reliable real time road status information. The site is simple to use has a host of useful features, not least of which is the real time road matrix signs. Website users can read the current matrix messages across the UK's motorway network. BBC Travel News provide a range of dedicated resources for users of the M3 and all of Hampshire's major roads.
This BBC M3 live incident page provides real time information about delays, accidents and incidents, there are links to jam cams, road work details and traffic incident reports. If you need more help try the AA Road watch pages, national up to the minute coverage of all the region's major routes including the M3. Or if you prefer try the RAC Traffic News page, both very reliable resources.
The scope of this page is to provide accurate and relevant traffic information and links to apposite resources. The strength of our coverage has been to develop and grow the information we maintain through the suggestions of our researchers and feedback from our users. If you would like to see any Hampshire based traffic and travel website or other features included or linked from this page please let us know. As you might appreciate we don't have control over the content of external websites so please take the time to review our disclaimer,
All about Hampshire
Hampshire has played a central part in the history of England, the county town of Winchester was at one time England's capital city. A significant part of the population live in the urbanized south of the county particularly around Southampton and Portsmouth. The channel lies to the south and has been central to the economic well being of the area. Today nearly half the county is made up up the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire enjoys close connections with the armed forces and strong ties to the maritime industry.
A varied county
Very rural to the north, large coastal conurbations to the south, Hampshire is a county of contrasts. It enjoys some beautiful coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The administration of the county on a district level is broken down to the authorities of: Basingstoke and Deane, City of Winchester, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest City of Portsmouth, Rushmoor, City of Southampton and the Test Valley. In Hart the county has one of the districts regarded as the best places to live in the UK.
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