Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 15 February to Sunday 21 February

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 February 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 junction 2 Mill Hill, Greater London: bridge joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by replacing the bridge expansion joints over the A1 continues this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 February for 7 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to join the M1 at junction 4.

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 contraflow and a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

The southbound carriageway between slip roads at junctions 2 and the M25 anticlockwise link road to M3 southbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 15 February for 5 nights. On Friday work will take place between 9pm and 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 11. The northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2 – including the junction 3 entry slip road – will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Monday 15 February for 5 nights. On Friday work will take place between 9pm and 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322 and A30.

M11, Essex: bridge joint inspection

Work to improve journeys by carrying out maintenance will take place this week. The eastbound link road to the A406 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 15 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the waterworks roundabout.

M20, Swanley, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The westbound link road to the M25 anticlockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 15 February for 7 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20 and A225 to rejoin the M25 at junction 1b.

M25 junction 3 Swanley to junction 2 Bexleyheath, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will continue this week.

The clockwise carriageway and entry slip at junction 3 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 15 February for 1 night. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A20 and A224.

The anticlockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 16 February for 7 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20 and A225 to rejoin the M25 at junction 2 to junction 1b.

M25 junctions 10, Guildford, Surrey: carriageway repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will continue this week. The clockwise carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 10 overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 15 February for 7 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the junction 10 roundabout.

M25 junction 11 to 10, Surrey: carriageway repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. There will be lane closures in place between 5am and 9am on Sunday 21 February. Two lanes will remain open on the anti-clockwise carriageway and one lane will remain open on the entry slip road from junction 11.

M25 junction 16, M40: vegetation management

Work to improve journeys by tidying up the vegetation will start this week. The westbound anti-clockwise link road to the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 16 February. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the M40 junction 2.

The anti-clockwise eastbound link road to the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 17 February. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the M40 junction 1.

M25 junction 17, Maple Cross: vegetation management

Work to improve journeys by tidying up the vegetation will start this week. The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 15 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 18 and return.

M25 junction 21a, M1, Hertfordshire: electrical repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The M1 northbound link road to the M25 anti-clockwise link road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 16 February for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 20.

M25 junction 21a to 20, M1, Hertfordshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will continue this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 21 February. A clearly signed diversion for the M25 will be in place via the A405 and A41 to the M25 junction 19. For M1 northbound traffic, the diversion will be via the A405 and A414 to the M1 junction 8.

The southbound M1 link road to the clockwise and anti-clockwise M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 21 February. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A41 for the anti-clockwise link road and via the A405 for the clockwise link road.

M25 junction 22, London Colney, Hertfordshire: electrical repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will take place this week. The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Thursday 18 February for 3 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 23 and return.

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight between 10pm and 5am, from Thursday 18 February for 3 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 21a.

M25 junction 24 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: lighting upgrade

Work to improve journeys by upgrading the lighting and carrying out electrical repairs will continue this week. The clockwise exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 15 February for 3 nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 25 for the exit slip road and via junction 23 for the entry slip road.

M25 junction 31 to junction 30: signage

Work to improve journeys by installing new signs will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, on Friday 19 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30 and return.

A3 Wisley, Surrey: signage

Work to improve journeys by installing new signs will take place this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 15 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Ockham and return.

A3 Esher, Surrey: signage

Work to improve journeys by installing new signs will take place this week. The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 18 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Painshill and return.

A13 (A128): bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge maintenance will start this week. The A13 westbound exit slip road at the A128 junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 18 February for 2 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012 junction and return.

A13 (A1089): bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out bridge maintenance will start this week. The A13 westbound link road to the A1089 southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 18 February for 2 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012 junction and return.

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 carriageway between Wennington (A1306) and North Stifford (A1012) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 15 February for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306 and A1012.

The westbound A13 carriageway between North Stifford (A1012) and Wennington (A1306) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 18 February for 2 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012 and A1306.

For further details visit the scheme page.

A282 junctions 1a to 1b Swanscombe, Kent: maintenance work

Work to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing by carrying out tunnel maintenance will continue this week. The northbound anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Friday 19 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1b and return.

The anti-clockwise entry slip road at junction 1b will be closed overnight to carry out structure maintenance, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 20 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2 and return.

A282 junction 2 Swanscombe, Kent: maintenance work

Work to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing by carrying out structure maintenance will start this week. The A2 westbound to the M25 anti-clockwise link road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 20 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 3 and return.

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 15 February (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 16 February (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 17 February (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 18 February (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Friday 19 February (9pm to 6am): northbound west tunnel
  • Saturday 20 February (9pm to 6am): northbound west tunnel
  • Sunday 21 February (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel

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