Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 1 December - Sunday 7 December

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 1 December 2014 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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M1 junction 4, Hertfordshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Wednesday 4 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M1 junction 1, A406 and A41.

M4 junction 4b, Middlesex: Carriageway sweeping

The eastbound link roads to both carriageways of the M25 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 5 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

M4 junctions 1 to 3, Greater London: Drainage work

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

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for four nights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

M20 junction 1, Kent: Lighting renewal work

The westbound link road to the anti-clockwise M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for four nights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 3 roundabout.

M23 junction 8, Surrey: Carriageway sweeping

The southbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 6.

M25 junction 6, Surrey: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip raod will be in place via the M25 junction 8. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 5, the A21 and A25.

M25 junction 7, Surrey: Carriageway sweeping/electrical work

The clockwise link roads to both carriageways of the M23 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 8.

The anti-clockwise link road to the M23 southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 3 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 6.

M25 junction 17, Buckinghamshire: Litter clearance

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 4 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 18. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 16, and the M40 junction 1.

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 5 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise junction 16 and the M40 junction 1. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 18.

M25 junction 18, Hertfordshire: Litter clearance

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 3 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 17. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 20.

M25 junction 21a, Hertfordshire: Signage work

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for two nights from Thursday 4 December. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 20.

M25 junction 23, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 24. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 22.

M25 junction 24, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 25. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 23.

M25 junction 26, Essex: Major improvement

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 28. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 25.

M25 junction 28, Essex : Signage work

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Thursday 4 December. Work on Friday will begin from 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 26.

M25 junction 29, Essex : Signage work

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 28.

M25 junction 31, Essex: Major improvement

The clockwise entry slip will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for six nights from Monday 1 December. Work on Friday will be 11pm to 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

A2 Dartford Heath, Kent: Carriageway repair

The eastbound carriageway between the entry and exit slip roads at Dartford Heath will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 3 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Dartford Heath roundabout.

A13, Grays, Essex: Carriageway resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway between the exit and extry slips roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, on Thursday 4 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

A30, Staines, Surrey: Carriageway retexturing

The southern section of the Crooked Billet roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Clockhouse and Fordbridge roundabouts.

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 1 December (10pm to 5.30am): southbound QEII Bridge closure
  • Tuesday 2 December (10pm to 5.30am): southbound QEII Bridge closure
  • Wednesday 3 December (10pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Thursday 4 December (10pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Saturday 6 December (10pm to 5am): southbound QEII Bridge closure
  • Sunday 7 December (10pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure

The QEII Bridge will have three lanes closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Wednesday 3 December. Work on Friday night will be between 11pm and 6am.

A282 junctions 1a to 2, Kent: Gantry work

The southbound carriageway including entry slip roads from junction 1a to junction 2 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Wednesday 3 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the junction 1a exit slip road, Crossways Boulevard, A206, B255 and A296 to junction 1b roundabout and link road to rejoin the M25 at junction 2.

A282 junction 1b, Kent: Major improvement

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 6 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A282 junction 2.

A405, Hertfordshire: Litter clearance

The east and westbound right turn facility will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed eastbound diversion eastbound will be in place via the M25 junction 21a. A clearly signed westbound diversion route will be in place via Coates way.

A1089 Tilbury, Essex: Structure maintenance

The carriageway between the Asda roundabout and the Tilbury Docks entrance road will be operating a contraflow system overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Monday 1 December. Work overnight on Friday will be between 11pm and 6am. Any abnormal loads wishing to pass through the contraflow will be required to pull into the layby either side of the works and call to be escorted.

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 1 December 2014