Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 22 June to Sunday 28 June

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 19 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.

M1 junction 2 Holloway, Greater London: drainage work

Work to maintain safety by carrying out drainage maintenance will start this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 22 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to join the M1 at junction 4.

M25 junction 3 Swanley, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The clockwise dedicated link road to the M20 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 11.30pm and 5am, on Monday 22 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the junction 3 roundabout.

M25 junction 4 Bromley – junction 5 Sevenoaks, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing continues this week. The clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 25 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A224, A25, A21 to rejoin the M25 at junction 5.

M25 junction 4 Bromley, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing continues this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway between the slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 22 June for three nights and on Friday 26 June. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 25 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 3.

M25 junctions 5 to 6 Clacket Lane Services, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing continues this week. The clockwise entry and exit slip roads for the services will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, on Friday 26 June. The next available services will be at Cobham Services (junctions 9 to 10).

M25 junction 6 Godstone, Surrey: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 26 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 5, A21, A25 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 8.

M25 junctions 21a to 20, Hertfordshire: bridge joint replacement work

The anti-clockwise carriageway including the dedicated link road to the M1 northbound and junction 21a anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 9am, on Saturday 27 June. A clearly signed diversion for traffic wishing to use the M1 northbound will be in place via junction 21a, the A405 and A414. A clearly signed diversion for the anti-clockwise carriageway and junction 21a entry slip road will be in place via the A405 and A41.

M25 junction 23 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

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

M25 junction 24 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 23 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 23 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 25.

M25 junction 25 (A10), Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 25 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 26.

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 26 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 24 and return.

M25 junction 28 Brentwood, Essex: carriageway resurfacing/junction improvements

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 22 June for five nights. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be available via the junction 28 roundabout.

Work to improve journeys by carrying out junction improvements will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 22 June for five nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 26.

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 22 June for five nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 26 and return.

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, on Friday 26 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

A2 Bexleyheath, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The eastbound exit slip road to the M25 junction 2 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 26 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Darenth and Bean interchange 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. 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 22 June for two nights and from Thursday 25 June for two nights. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. 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 road from the M25 junction 30 – will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 24 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1306, West Thurrock Arterial Road and A1012.

A21 Sevenoaks, Kent: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The northbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 22 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 4.

A21 Chipstead, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The southbound link roads to the A25 east and west bound carriageways will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 25 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A21 and A225.

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, from Friday 26 June for two nights. 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 22 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 23 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 24 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 25 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure
  • Friday 26 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Saturday 27 June (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Sunday 28 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, on Friday 26 June. 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.

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