Press release

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Weekly summary for Monday 5 January - Sunday 11 January

This news article was withdrawn on 13 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.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 5 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 2, Greater London: Bridge maintenance

The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for two nights from Tuesday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A406, A41 and A1.

M1 junction 6a, Hertfordshire: Electrical work

The southbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 20.

M11 junction 6, Essex: Verge maintenance

The southbound link road to the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 28.

M25 junction 5, Kent: Litter clearance

The anti-clockwise link road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 8 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A21 and A25.

M25 junction 6, Surrey: Carriageway sweeping

The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 7 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 clockwise junction 8. A clearly signed diversion route for the exit slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 5, A21 and A25.

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 9 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 5, A21 and A25. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 8.

M25 junction 9, Surrey: Carriageway retexturing

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Wednesday 7 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 8.

M25 junction 23, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping/resurfacing

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 22. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 24.

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Wednesday 7 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 22.

M25 junction 24, Hertfordshire: Carriageway sweeping

The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 6 January. A clearly signed diversion for the entry slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 23. A clearly signed diversion for the exit slip road will be in place via the M25 junction 25.

M25 junction 25, Essex: Carriageway resurfacing/sweeping

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for two nights from Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 26.

The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 8 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 26.

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5am, on Friday 9 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 24.

M25 junction 28, Essex: Carriageway resurfacing

The clockwise dedicated link road to the A12 eastbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, for five nights from Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be available via the M25 junction 28 roundabout.

A21, Kent: Carriageway sweeping

The link road to the M25 clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 5 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 4.

A282 junction 1a, Kent: Dart Charge construction work

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 5 January and for four nights from Wednesday 7 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A282 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 5 January (10pm to 5am): northbound west tunnel closure.
  • Tuesday 6 January (10pm to 5am): northbound east tunnel closure.
  • Wednesday 7 January (10pm to 5am): northbound west tunnel closure.
  • Thursday 8 January (10pm to 5am): northbound west tunnel closure.
  • Friday 9 January (10pm to 5am): northbound west tunnel closure.
  • Saturday 10 January (10pm to 5am): northbound west tunnel closure.
  • Sunday 11 January (10pm to 5am): northbound east 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.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.