Press release

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

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 June 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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M23 junction 8 (M25), Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing starts this week. The south and north bound link roads to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Wednesday 17 June for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 6.

M25 junction 3 Swanley, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 18 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via junction 4. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 2.

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 19 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 2. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 4.

M25 junction 28 Brentwood, Essex: carriageway resurfacing/sweeping

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the A12 continues this week. The clockwise dedicated link road to the A12 eastbound (for Brentwood) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be available via the junction 28 roundabout, except on Wednesday 17 June when the diversion will be via junction 29.

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 Tuesday 16 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via junction 29. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 26.

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 17 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via junction 26. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 29.

M25 junction 29 Romford, Essex: 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 Thursday 18 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 28.

M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: Dart Charge construction work

Work to improve journeys as part of the Dart Charge scheme will continue this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 15 June for seven nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

M26 junction 1 (M25 junction 5) to junction 2a Wrotham, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 17 June and Sunday 21 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20 and M20 to M25 junction 3.

A3 Hook Bypass – A244 Esher, Surrey: footbridge replacement

Work to improve safety by replacing a footbridge will start this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 7am, on Saturday 20 June and between 10pm and 5.30am on Sunday 21 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A244, A307 and A309.

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 visit the scheme pages.

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

A282 junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: Dart Charge construction work

Work to improve journeys as part of the Dart Charge scheme will continue this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8:30pm and 5.30am, on Saturday 20 June. 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 15 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 16 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 17 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 18 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure
  • Friday 19 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure
  • Saturday 20 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Sunday 21 June (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 15 June for seven nights.

Surrey: Magna Carta commemoration

There will be road closures, diversions and one-way restrictions applied temporarily in the Runnymede area for a large part of Monday 15 June. For full details of closures on local roads, please visit Surrey County Council’s website.

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

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Published 12 June 2015