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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 13 July to Sunday 19 July

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10 July 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 (M25), Surrey: major improvement scheme

Work to upgrade to the smart motorway continues this week. The southbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 clockwise to junction 13 and the A30 to join at junction 3.

M4 junction 1 Chiswick to junction 3 Hounslow, Greater London: drainage work

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will start this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 13 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 and A312.

M20 junction 1 (A20/M25) Swanley, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 13 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2173 and A223 to Crittals Corner.

M40 junction 1a (M25), Buckinghamshire: carriageway repair

Work to improve safety by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The east and west bound link roads to the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Wednesday 15 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 clockwise to junction 17 and return.

M25 junction 5 Sevenoaks, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The anti-clockwise link road to the A21 southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

M25 junction 6 Godstone, Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing continues this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Wednesday 15 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 4 and return.

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Wednesday 15 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Friday 17 July for 4 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 8.

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Friday 17 July for 4 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 clockwise to junction 8 and return.

M25 junction 7 (M23), Surrey: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out sweeping will start this week. The anti-clockwise link roads to the M23 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 14 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 6.

M25 junction 12 (M3), Surrey: major improvement scheme

Work to upgrade to the smart motorway continues this week. The clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads to the M3 westbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the clockwise link road via junction 13 and theA30 to junction 3. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the anti-clockwise link road via junction 11, return to junction 13, and the A30 to junction 3.

M25 Heathrow Terminal 5, Middlesex: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by carrying out carriageway resurfacing will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Friday 17 July for 4 nights (Monday to Friday only). Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 13 and return.

M25 junction 16 (M40), Buckinghamshire: carriageway marking

Work to improve safety by carrying out carriageway markings will start this week. The clockwise link road to the M40 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 15 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 17.

M25 junction 20 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire: carriageway surface treatment

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway surface treatment will continue this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 14 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 18 and return.

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Friday 17 July for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 18.

M25 junction 21a St Albans (M1 southbound), Buckinghamshire: carriageway repair

Work to improve safety by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads to the A405 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 14 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 21, the M1 northbound to junction 8 and return.

M25 junction 23 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 13 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via the M25 clockwise to junction 24 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 22.

M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: QEII Bridge resurfacing work

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will continue this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 7 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

A3 Wisley, Surrey: carriageway repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 14 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via 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. Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place with a free recovery service operating 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. For further details of this scheme visit:the road project pages.

The westbound carriageway between North Stifford and Wennington, including the entry slip roads from the A126 and the M25 junction 30, will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012, West Thurrock Arterial Road and the A1306.

The eastbound carriageway between Wennington and North Stifford, including the entry slip roads from Wennington and the M25 junction 30, will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 15 July for 3 nights. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306, West Thurrock Arterial Road and the A1012.

A282 junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: tunnel maintenance work

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out tunnel maintenance will continue this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8:30pm and 5.30am from Friday 17 July for 2 nights. Work on Friday night will start at 9.30pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1b.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: maintenance work

Work to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing will continue this week. The following closures will be in place, with a fully signed diversion for oversized vehicles for the northbound east tunnel closures.

  • Monday 13 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 14 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 15 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 16 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure
  • Friday 17 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Saturday 18 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Sunday 19 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure

The QEII Bridge will have three (of four) lanes closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 13 July for 7 nights.

Safety at roadworks

Highways England 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.
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

General enquiries

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Published 10 July 2015