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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 12 December to Sunday 18 December 2016

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

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The following The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 9 December 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 4 Elstree to 1 (A406), Greater London: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge joint replacements on the structure that carries M1 over the Thameslink railway line will start this week. The southbound carriageway (including the London Gateway entry slip road) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 and A406 to M1 junction 1.

M1 junction 6a (M25), Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The dedicated link road from the M1 southbound to the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm, Saturday 17 December and 5.30am, on Sunday 18 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 clockwise to junction 23 and return.

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 a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day.

The dedicated link road from the M3 southbound to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 11 and return.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 2 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A331, A30 and M25 junction 13.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 4 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 junction 13, A30 and the A331.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 7am, on Saturday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322, A30 and A331 to M3 junction 4.

M4 junction 3 Cranford, Greater London: drainage survey

Work to maintain safety by carrying out drainage surveys will start this week. The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4 and return.

M4 junction 4 Heathrow Airport, Greater London: drainage survey

Work to maintain safety by carrying out drainage surveys will start this week. The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 16 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 5 and return.

M4 Spur Road Heathrow Airport, Middlesex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing continues this week. The northbound spur road between Tunnel Road East and M4 junction 4 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, from Monday 12 December for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4, A312 and M4 junction 3.

M25 junction 3 Swanley, Kent: electrical repair / carriageway lining

Work to maintain safety by carrying out electrical repairs and carriageway lining will start this week. The clockwise exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 4 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via junction 2 and return.

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4 and return.

M25 junctions 10 (A3) to 11 Chertsey, 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 clockwise carriageway and junction 10 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 8am, on Saturday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3, A245, A320 and A317 to junction 11.

M25 junction 12 (M3), Surrey: Smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week. The dedicated link roads from the M25 in both directions to the M3 southbound will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 12 December for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 junction 13, A30 and the A331.

M25 junction 15 (M4), Greater London: electrical repair

Work to maintain safety by carrying out electrical repairs 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 5am, on Wednesday 14 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 14 and return.

M25 junction 16 (M40), Buckinghamshire: electrical repair

Work to maintain safety by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The clockwise carriageway between the slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M40 westbound to junction 2 and return.

M25 junction 18 Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing continues this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 17 and return.

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. The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 12 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A13, A128 and the A127 to M25 junction 29.

The dedicated link road from the M25 clockwise to the A13 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 13 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the junction 30 roundabout.

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 50mph 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 clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, on Monday 12 December and between 10pm and 5.30am on Wednesday 14 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit slip road, junctions 30 to 31 link road and junction 31.

The southbound link road between junctions 30 and 31 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 13 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A13 westbound to the Wennington Interchange and the A1306 to M25 junction 31.

For further details, visit the scheme website.

M25 junctions 31 Lakeside to 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. The northbound link road between junctions 31 and 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 14 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306 to the Wennington Interchange and the A13 eastbound to M25 junction 30.

M26 junction 2a Wrotham Heath, Kent: carriageway lining

Work to maintain safety by carrying out carriageway lining will start this week. The westbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am on Friday 16 December. A clearly signed pre-diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via M20 junction 4, A228 and the A20. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via the M26 eastbound to M20 junction 4 and return.

A3 Ockham, Surrey: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance continues this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 15 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via B2039 Ockham Road South, Forest Road, Horlsey Road, Downside Road and the A245 to the Painshill junction.

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 50mph 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 A13 eastbound between the A1306 (Wennington Interchange) and the A1012 (North Stifford) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 13 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306, M25 junction 31 and the A1012 to North Stifford.

The A13 westbound between the A1012 (North Stifford) and M25 junction 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 13 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012, A1306, M25 junction 31 and junction 30.

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 12 December (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 13 December (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 14 December (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 15 December (8.30pm to 5.30am) northbound east tunnel
  • Friday 16 December (9pm to 5.30am) northbound west tunnel
  • Saturday 17 December (8.30pm to 6am) northbound west tunnel
  • Sunday 18 December (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 12 December for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm.

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 16 December and between 8.30pm and 6am on Saturday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A282 southbound to junction 1b and return.

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Published 12 December 2016