Press release

Early finish for the M25/A13 improvements in Essex

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Drivers will benefit from improvements on the A13 and M25 junction 30 sooner than originally planned, Highways England have confirmed today (Tuesday 27 October).

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The work on the M25 junction 30 will start in early November and mean that the scheme, to increase capacity and reduce congestion, will now finish in summer 2016, earlier than the original planned finish of autum 2016.

Highways England project manager Lizzie Pauling said:

The improvements to the A13 and M25 junction 30 will provide drivers with safer and more reliable journeys on these already heavily congested routes. Since construction started earlier this year, we have identified an opportunity to start on the M25 earlier and finish the work in summer 2016, earlier than originally planned.

Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will be place on the M25 and a temporary 40mph speed limit on the roundabout itself, from Monday 2 November.

The work has been carefully planned to minimise disruption, including traffic modelling to ensure that shoppers over the Christmas period can continue to the Lakeside Shopping area.

The scheme will support economic growth in the region such as the Thames Gateway and provide drivers with safer and more reliable journeys into and out of Essex.

Drivers can keep up to date with the latest information by subscribing to the email alerts on the project’s web page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 27 October 2015