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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 10 October to Sunday 16 October

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Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 7 October 2016 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.

M1 junctions 6 Bricket Wood to 6a (M25), Hertfordshire: bridge inspection

Work to maintain safety by carrying out bridge inspections will start this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 11 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A405 and A414 to M1 junction 8.

The dedicated link road from the M1 southbound to the M25 at junction 6a in both directions will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 10 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for traffic wishing to use the M25 clockwise via junction 6, A405 and M25 junction 21a. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for traffic wishing to use the M25 anti-clockwise via junction 6, A405 and the A41 to M25 junction 20.

M3 junctions 1 (Sunbury) to 2 (M25), Surrey: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge joint replacement on the structure that carries the M3 over the River Thames starts this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Sunday 16 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A308 and A30 to M25 junction 13.

M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery services operating 24 hours a day.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 2 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A327 and A30 to M25 junction 13.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 4a will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 11 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 junction 13, A30 and the A327.

M4 junction 4b (M25), Greater London: bridge inspection

Work to maintain safety by carrying out bridge inspections will start this week. The dedicated link roads from the M4 in both directions to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 13 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 junction 14 and return.

M25 junction 5 Sevenoaks, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway between the slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 10 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A21 and A25.

M25 junction 6 Godstone, Surrey: road marking

Work to improve journeys by carrying out road marking will start this week. The clockwise exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 13 October. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 8 and return. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 4 and return.

M25 junctions 11 Chertsey to 10 (A3), Surrey: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge joint replacement on the structure that carries the M25 over the River Wey and the South West Trains railway line continues this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway and junction 11 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 8am, on Saturday 15 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A317, A320, A245 and A3 to junction 10.

M25 junction 13 Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey: electrical repair

Work to maintain safety by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 11 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11 and return.

M25 junction 15 (M4), Greater London: carriageway survey

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway surveys will start this week. The dedicated link road from the M25 anti-clockwise to the M4 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 10 October for 7 consecutive nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M4 westbound to junction 5 and return.

M25 junction 17 Chorleywood, Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing starts this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 13 October for 2 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M40 eastbound to junction 1 and return.

M25 junctions 21a St Albans to 21 (M1), Hertfordshire: bridge inspection

Work to maintain safety by carrying out bridge inspections will start this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 10 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion for traffic wishing to use the M25 will be in place via the A405 and A41 to M25 junction 20. A clearly signed diversion for traffic wishing to use the M1 northbound will be in place via the A405 and A414 to M1 junction 8.

M25 junction 22 London Colney, Hertfordshire: electrical repair

Work to maintain safety by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 10 October for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 21a and return.

M25 junction 24 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 6am, on Friday 14 October. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 23 and return. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 25 and return.

M25 junction 25 Enfield, Greater London: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 11 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 24 and return.

M25 junctions 30 (Thurrock) to 31 (Lakeside), Essex: major improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve safety continues this week as part of a major scheme to widen the A13 and the M25 junction 30 roundabout and slip roads. On the A13, narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place and on the M25, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place. A free recovery service will operate 24 hours a day. There will be additional overnight lane and slip road closures as required. All closures will have a clearly signed diversion in place.

A temporary road layout is in use on the northbound link road between junctions 31 and 30. The layout will remain in place 24/7 to enable the construction of a retaining wall. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow additional time.

The clockwise (southbound) link road from junction 30 to junction 31 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A13 westbound, A1306 and M25 junction 31.

The anti-clockwise carriageway between junctions 31 and 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the dedicated link road between junctions 31 and 30.

The anti-clockwise (northbound) link road from junction 31 to junction 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 12 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306 to the Wennington Interchange and A13 eastbound to M25 junction 30.

M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: bridge maintenance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out bridge maintenance will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am on Saturday 15 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30 and return.

A5 Brockley Hill, Edgware, Greater London: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge joint replacement on the structure that carries the A5 Brockley Hill over the M1 continues this week. Both carriageways between Wood Lane and the A41 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 6 consecutive nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41, Spur Road and the A5.

A13/M25 junction 30 Thurrock, Essex: major improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve safety continues this week as part of a major scheme to widen the A13 and the M25 junction 30 roundabout and slip roads. On the A13, narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place and on the M25, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place. A free recovery service will operate 24 hours a day. There will be additional overnight lane and slip road closures as required. All closures will have a clearly signed diversion in place.

The eastbound A13 between Wennington (A1306) and North Stifford (A1012) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306, M25 junction 31, A1306 and A1012.

The westbound A13 between North Stifford (A1012) and M25 junction 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 12 October for 3 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012, A1306 and M25 junction 31.

For further details, visit the scheme website.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: maintenance

Work to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing continues this week.

The following closures will be in place with a fully signed diversion for oversized vehicles for the northbound east tunnel closures:

  • Monday 10 October (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 11 October (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 12 October (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 13 October (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Friday 14 October (9pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Saturday 15 October (8.30pm to 6am) northbound east tunnel
  • Sunday 16 October (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel

The QEII Bridge will have three (of four) lanes closed, overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 10 October for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm.

The QEII Bridge will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Saturday 15 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the east bore of the Dartford Tunnel, which will operate in reverse flow mode.

A282 junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: tunnel maintenance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out tunnel maintenance continues this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Friday 14 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A282 southbound to junction 1b and return.

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Published 7 October 2016