Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 26 January - Sunday 1 February

This news article was withdrawn on 6 February 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 23 January 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 5 Hertfordshire: Litter clearance

The southbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 30 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 6 and return. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 4 and return.

M1 junction 6a, Hertfordshire: Litter clearance

The southbound link road to the M25 clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 29 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 6, A405 and M25 junction.

M4 junction 4, Greater London: Drainage work

The eastbound dedicated link road to the A408 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for four nights from Tuesday 27 January. The westbound dedicated link road to the Airport spur road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for four nights from Tuesday 27 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the junction 4 roundabout.

M4 junction 4b, Middlesex: Horticulture work

The westbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for two nights from Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via junction 5.

M25 junction 13, Surrey: Carriageway sweeping / Bridge joint replacement

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January and between 10pm and 6am on Saturday 31 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

M25 junction 14, Middlesex: Carriageway sweeping

The Terminal 5 link road the to M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A3113, A3044, A30 to M25 junction 13.

The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A3113, A3044, A30 to M25 junction 13.

M25 junction 21, Hertfordshire: Electrical works / Litter clearance

The clockwise carriageway at the exit to entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 28 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M1, A414, A405 and M25 junction 21a.

The anti-clockwise link road to the M1 northbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 29 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 20.

The clockwise link road to the M1 northbound will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 30 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 22.

M25 junction 21a, Hertfordshire: Litter clearance

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via o junction 20. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 22.

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 27 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 22. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 20.

M25 junction 24, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via junction 25. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via junction 23.

M25 junction 31, Essex: Electrical work

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A1306, A13 and M25.

A13, Essex: Speed limit change

The speed limit in both directions between the Wennington and Stifford interchanges is now subject to a new speed limit of 50mph.

A30, Surrey: Bridge joint replacement

The northbound link road to the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, for three nights from Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A308, A30 and M25 junction.

A282 junction 1a, Kent: Electrical work

The clockwise carriageway at the exit slip road to the entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

A282 junction 1a, Kent: Dart Charge construction work

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8:30pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Monday 26 January and on Sunday 1 February between 8.30pm and 5.30am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1b.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: Maintenance work

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

  • Monday 26 January (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Tuesday 27 January (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Wednesday 28 January (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Thursday 29 January (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Friday 30 January (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Saturday 31 January (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound West Tunnel closure
  • Sunday 1 February (8.30pm to 5:30am): northbound West Tunnel closure

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.