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M271 10:32am


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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M271 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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M271 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The M271 is a motorway in England that is located in the city of Southampton. It forms the western part of the outer ring road of Southampton and begins at the junction with the M27 J2. It continues through the west of the city and then out into the New Forest, along with the associated A31 dual carriageway.

The M271 was first proposed in 1968 and construction began in 1969, with its completion in 1971. It was originally classified as an A road and was later upgraded to a motorway in 1997.

In terms of safety, the M271 has consistently shown below-average collision rates when compared to other roads in the UK. For example, in 2017 the motorway was ranked as the ninth safest of the 99 motorways that were assessed.

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