Press release

New gantries on the M25, Essex

Work to install gantries as part of the major improvement scheme to increase capacity on the M25 in Essex will be carried out this summer.

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There will be overnight closures on the M25 between junctions 25, Cheshunt and 27, Epping, on weekends in June, July and August starting next weekend (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June).

John Martin, Senior Project Manager said:

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for their patience as work continues to upgrade the M25 between junctions 25 and 27 in Essex. This vital upgrade, part of the government’s investment in infrastructure, will increase capacity by a third, offer drivers with more information about traffic conditions and improve journey reliability, providing a boost the regional economy.

As part of the major improvement, we will be installing gantries on the M25 on the side of the road, over one carriageway or the entire width of the motorway. We have planned this work to cause minimal disruption and that is why work will be carried out overnight and in one direction at a time.

The gantry installations will be carried out overnight between 10pm and 6am on Saturday nights and 10pm and 5.30am on Sunday nights. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place for all closures via the A10, A414 and the M11.

The M25 between junctions 25 and 27 will be closed overnight on the following nights and directions:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June – anticlockwise
  • Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June – anticlockwise
  • Saturday 5 July – anticlockwise
  • Saturday 12 July – clockwise
  • Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July – clockwise
  • Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July – anticlockwise
  • Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August - clockwise

Work to install gantries on the M25 between junction 23 and 25 took place in August last year and you can view an earlier installation of a superspan gantry at junction 24 on YouTube.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

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

Published 13 June 2014