Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 19 – Sunday 25 January 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 16 January 2015 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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M3 junction 2, Surrey: Major upgrade

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M25 junction 13.

M4 junctions 1 to 3, Greater London: Drainage maintenance work

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for two nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A4 and A312 to junction 1.

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for four nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A4.

M11 junction 6, Essex: Verge work

The northbound link roads to the M25 clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for three nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be via junction 7.

M25 junction 12, Surrey: Major upgrade

The clockwise link road to the M3 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M25 junction 13 and A30.

The anti-clockwise link road to the M3 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 13 and the A30 to the M3 junction 1.

M25 junction 23, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 23 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 22 for the exit slip road and via junction 24 for the entry slip road.

M25 junction 25, Essex: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 20 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 24 for the exit slip road and via junction 26 for the entry slip road.

M25 junction 26, Essex: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 19 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 25 for the exit slip road and via junction 28 for the entry slip road.

M25 junction 27, Essex: Carriageway sweeping

The clockwise link road to the M11 southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am for for five nights from Monday 19 January. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 28.

M25 junction 29, Essex: Carriageway retexturing

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Wednesday 21 January and on Sunday 25 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 28 for the exit slip road and via junction 30 for the entry slip road.

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 23 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

M25 junction 31, Essex: Bridge maintenance

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Saturday 24 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A1306, A13 to M25 junction 30.

M40 junction 1a, Buckinghamshire: Sign maintenance

The eastbound link road to the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 23 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 1.

A127, Essex: Carriageway retexturing

The westbound entry slip road from the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Wednesday 21 January and for one night on Sunday 25 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Great Warley/B186 junction.

The eastbound exit slip road for the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Wednesday 21 January and for one night on Sunday 25 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Great Warley/B186 junction.

The eastbound entry slip road from the M25 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 23 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Upminster junction.

A3, Surrey: Carriageway resurfacing

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Tuesday 20 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via Portsmouth Road, A247 and A3 to the Burpham junction.

A282 junction 1a, Kent: Dart Charge construction work

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Tuesday 20 January and on Friday 23 January and Sunday 25 January between 8.30pm and 5.30am. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 1b.

A282 junction 1b, Kent: Carriageway retexturing

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 2.

A282 junctions 2 to 1b, Kent: Dart Charge construction work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the dedicated link road to junction 1b.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: Maintenance work

The following closures will be in place, with a fully signed diversion for oversized vehicles for the northbound east tunnel closures. The closure of the QEII Bridge will divert traffic via the eastern bore of the Dartford Tunnel which will be closed to northbound traffic.

  • Monday 19 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound East Tunnel closure
  • Tuesday 20 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound East Tunnel closure
  • Wednesday 21 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound East Tunnel closure
  • Thursday 22 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound East Tunnel closure
  • Friday 23 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Saturday 24 January (10pm to 6am): southbound QEII Bridge closure
  • Sunday 25 January (8:30 to 5:30): northbound West Tunnel closure

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety
  • get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching
  • concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks
  • be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks
  • keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
  • observe all signs – they are there to help you.

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 19 January 2015