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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 6 July to Sunday 12 July

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 3 July 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.

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M1 junction 3 London Gateway Services, London: carriageway repairs

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M1 northbound to junction 5 and return.

M3 junction 2 (M25), Surrey: major improvement scheme

Work to upgrade to a smart motorway continues this week. The southbound carriageway between the exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 clockwise to junction 13 and A30 to join at junction 3.

M4 junction 4b (M25), Middlesex: structure inspections

Work to improve journeys by carrying out structure inspections will continue this week. The east and west bound link roads to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 11.30pm and 6am, on Saturday 11 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 14 and return.

M23 junction 8 (M25), Surrey: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The northbound link roads to the M25 will be closed overnight, at separate times between 10pm and 5am, on Thursday 9 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the clockwise link road via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 6 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the anti-clockwise link road via M25 clockwise to junction 8 and return.

M26 junction 2a, Wrotham, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The westbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via westbound carriageway to M20 junction 4 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via the A20 and A228 to M20 junction 4.

M25 junctions 4 Bromley to 3 Swanley, Kent: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing will continue this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway and junction 4 entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Hewitt’s roundabout, the A224 Sidcup and A20 to rejoin the M25 at junction 3 Swanley.

M25 junction 5 Sevenoaks, Kent: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M26, A21, A25 and return.

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 exit slip road for the services will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 6 July. The next available services will be at Cobham Services (junctions 9 to 10).

M25 junction 6 Godstone, Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway resurfacing continues this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 8 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

M25 junction 8 Reigate, Surrey: barrier repairs

Work to improve safety by carrying out barrier repairs will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 7 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 6 and return.

M25 junction 12 (M3), Surrey: major improvement scheme

Work to upgrade to a smart motorway continues this week. The clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads to the M3 westbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the clockwise link road via junction 13 and A30 to junction 3. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the anti-clockwise link road via junction 11, return to junction 13 and A30 to junction 3.

M25 Heathrow Terminal 5, Middlesex: carriageway treatment

Work to improve safety by carrying out anti-skid treatment to the carriageway will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via M25 anti-clockwise to junction 13 and return.

M25 junction 20 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire: carriageway surface treatment

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway surface treatment will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 5 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place to junction 18 and return.

M25 junction 24 Potters Bar, 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 11pm and 5am, on Friday 10 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via M25 clockwise to junction 25 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 23.

M25 junction 25 (A10), 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 Tuesday 7 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via M25 clockwise to junction 26 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 24.

M25 junction 26 Waltham Abbey, Essex: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carriageway 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 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via M25 clockwise to junction 28 and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via junction 25.

M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: QEII Bridge resurfacing work

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, for 7 nights from Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30.

A1(M) junction 1 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1 southbound to Borehamwood and return.

A1(M) junction 2 Welham Green, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 7 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1001 to junction 4.

A1(M) junction 3 Hatfield, Hertfordshire: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Wednesday 8 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

A2 Dartford Heath, Kent: carriageway repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway repairs will start this week. The eastbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 6 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the entry slip road via A2 westbound to A223 junction and return. A clearly signed diversion will be in place for the exit slip road via the M25 junction 2 roundabout.

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 visit the road project pages.

The eastbound carriageway between Wennington and North Stifford – including the entry slip roads from Wennington and the M25 junction 30 – will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 6 July for 2 nights. Work on Friday night will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via West Thurrock Arterial Road and the A1012.

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 Wednesday 8 July for 3 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.

A282 junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: tunnel maintenance work

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out tunnel maintenance will continue this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 8:30pm and 5.30am from Friday 10 July for 2 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 6 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Tuesday 7 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Wednesday 8 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel
  • Thursday 9 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound east tunnel closure
  • Friday 10 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Saturday 11 July (8.30pm to 5.30am): northbound west tunnel closure
  • Sunday 12 July (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, from Monday 6 July for 7 nights.

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

General enquiries

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Published 3 July 2015