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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 18 March 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 6a (M25), Hertfordshire: electrical repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs takes place this week. The dedicated link road from the M1 southbound to the M25 in both directions will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 22 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M1 junction 6 and the A405 to M25 junction 21a.

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.

Both carriageways between junction 2 and junction 3 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Monday 21 March and on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 13, A30 and A322 to M3 junction 3.

M23 junction 8 (M25), Surrey: barrier repair work

Work to improve safety by carrying out barrier repair work will start this week. The dedicated link road from the M23 northbound to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 6 and return.

M25 junction 3 Swanley, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2 and return.

M25 junction 10 (A3), Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing will start this week. The clockwise carriageway will be closed between the slip roads overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

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

Work to improve journeys by carrying out smart motorway improvements on the M3 will continue this week. The link roads from the M25 clockwise and anti-clockwise to the M3 southbound will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 junction 13, A30, A322 to M3 junction 3.

M25 junction 15 (M4), Greater London: signage maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out signage maintenance will start this week. The dedicated link roads from the M25 anti-clockwise to the M4 in both directions will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 14 and return.

The dedicated link roads from the M25 anti-clockwise to the M4 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M4 westbound to junction 5 and return.

M25 junction 20 Kings Langley, Hertfordshire: electrical repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 18 and return.

M25 junction 21 (M1), Hertfordshire: electrical repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The dedicated link road from the M25 anti-clockwise to the M1 northbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 20 and return.

M25 junction 22, London Colney, Hertfordshire: electrical repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will continue this week. The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 24 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 21 March. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 24 and return. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 22 and return.

M25 junction 24 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: electrical repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 22 March for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via junction 23 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 25 and return.

M25 junction 26 Waltham Abbey, Essex: barrier repair work

Work to improve safety by carrying out barrier repair work will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 25 and return.

M25 junction 27 (M11), Essex: carriageway repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 26 and return.

M25 junction 29 (A127), Essex: bridge inspection

Work to ensure safety by carrying out a bridge inspection will continue this week. The northern section of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 28 and return.

M25 junctions 31 to 30 Lakeside to Thurrock, Essex: major improvement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out major improvements at junction 30 will continue this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 22 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit slip road at junction 31 and the link road to junction 30. M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: electrical repairs/major improvement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 22 March for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30 and return.

Work to improve journeys by carrying out major improvement works at junction 30 will continue this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30 and return.

A3 Esher, Surrey: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the Painshill junction and return. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the Tolworth junction and return.

The northbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 22 March. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the Tolworth junction and return. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the Painshill junction and return.

A3 Painshill, Surrey: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 10 and return. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the Esher 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 westbound A13 carriageway between North Stifford (A1012) and Wennington (A1306) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 21 March, for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1012 and A1306.

For further details visit the scheme page.

A282 junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: maintenance work

Work to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing by carrying out tunnel maintenance continues this week. The northbound anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8.30pm and 5.30am, on Monday 21 March and on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1b and return.

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 21 March (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel.
  • Tuesday 22 March (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel.
  • Wednesday 23 March (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel.

On the QEII Bridge, 3 lanes of 4 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 22 March for 2 nights.

A316 Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey: electrical repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical repairs will continue this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between Hampton Road (Apex Roundabout) and M3 junction 1 overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A312 and the A308.

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Published 18 March 2016