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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 20 October - Sunday 26 October

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 October 2014 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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M1 junction 6a, Hertfordshire: Electrical work

The southbound link road to the clockwise M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M25 junction 20.

M4 junctions 1 to 3, Greater London: Drainage maintenance/carriageway sweeping

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for two nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A4 and A312. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for four nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A4.

M11 junction 6, Essex: Major improvement

The north and southbound link roads to the anti-clockwise M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for four nights from Thursday 23 October. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M25 junction 28.

M20 junction 1, Kent: Lighting maintenance

The westbound link road to the anti-clockwise M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for four nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the M25 junction 3 roundabout.

M25 junction 13, Surrey: Carriageway resurfacing

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Monday 20 October. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 14.

M25 junctions 25 to 27, Hertfordshire to Essex: Major improvement

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junctions 25 and 27, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day. There will be additional lane and slip road closures required. The clockwise entry slip road at junction 25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Friday 24 October. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 24. The clockwise exit slip road at junction 26 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 28.

M25 junction 29, Essex: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 28. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 21 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 28.

M25 junction 30, Essex: Carriageway sweeping/litter clearance

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 22 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A282 junction 1a using the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing. The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 23 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A13, A126 and A127 to the M25 junction 29. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 24 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 29.

The anti-clockwise link road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Sunday 26 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A1306 and A1012 to the A13.

M25 junction 31, Essex: Litter clearance

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 24 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

M26, Kent: Carriageway repairs

The westbound carriageway will be closed between the M20 and M25 overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for two nights from Friday 24 October. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M20 and M25.

A1(M) junctions 4 to 2 Hatfield Tunnel, Hertfordshire: Road survey

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for three nights from Tuesday 21 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A1001.

A1(M) junction 4, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 6.

A3 Painshill, Surrey: Litter clearance

The northbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 20 October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the Esher junction for the exit slip road and via the Wisley junction for the entry slip road.

A3 Wisley, Surrey: Litter clearance

The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 21 October. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the Ockham junction for the exit slip road and via the Painshill junction for the entry slip road.

A3 Ockham, Surrey: Litter clearance

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 23 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via Forest Road, Horsley Road, Downside Road, Bridge Road and A245 to Painshill.

A13 Thurrock, Essex: Major improvement

A 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways between the M25 and A1012 junctions, 24 hours a day, with additional lane and slip road closures required. The eastbound exit slip road for the M25 junction 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, on Thursday 23 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A126 Dumbell interchange. The westbound exit slip road for the M25 junction 30 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, on Friday 24 October. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306 Wennington interchange.

A13 Wennington, Essex: Carriageway resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed from the Wennington Interchange to Ferry Lane overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for three nights from Tuesday 21 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A1306.

A282 junction 1a, Kent: Construction work

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for seven nights from Monday 20 October. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 2.

A282 junction 1b, Kent: Construction work

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for seven nights from Monday 20 October. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 2.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: Maintenance work

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

  • Monday 20 October (8:30pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Tuesday 21 October (8:30pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Wednesday 22 October (8:30pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Thursday 23 October (9pm to 5am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Friday 24 October (8:30pm to 5am): northbound East Tunnel closure
  • Sunday 26 October (8:30pm to 5am) northbound East Tunnel closure

A1089 Tilbury, Essex: Structure maintenance

A contraflow will be in place between the ASDA roundabout and the Tilbury Docks entrance road overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Monday 20 October. Work overnight on Friday will be between 11pm and 6am. Any abnormal loads wishing to pass through the contraflow will be required to pull into the layby either side of the works and call for escort.

Safety at Roadworks

The Highways Agency 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.
Published 17 October 2014