Weekly summary of roadworks for M25

27 April 2012 15:28

Highways Agency   (Contacts)

Monday 30 April - Sunday 06 May 2012

A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

M25 Junction 16 to Junction 23
Work to widen the M25 from three lanes to four between junctions 16 and 23 continues this week. Work to complete construction between the Watford-St Albans railway bridge and junction 23 for the A1(M) continues until May 2012. Drivers in the clockwise carriageway should be aware that lane 4 will merge with lane 3 at the start of the roadwork section. Three narrow lanes will be available in each direction during busy times, with off-peak lane and slip road closures as required, mostly overnight. A 50mph speed restriction is in place operating 24 hours a day. A free recovery service is available.

M25 Junction 27 to Junction 30
Work to widen the M25 from three lanes to four between junctions 27 and 30 continues this week. Work is underway on the final phase of the widening, between Junctions 29 and 30. Four lanes will be available in each direction between junction 29 and junction 30; the hard shoulder will be closed. There will be overnight lane closures as required. A 50mph speed restriction is in place operating 24 hours a day. A free recovery service is available.

M25 Cobham Motorway Service Area
Work to build the slip roads which will serve a new motorway service area near junction 10 continues this week. Traffic on the clockwise carriageway is being diverted onto a 900 metre of temporary carriageway, with anti-clockwise traffic in contra-flow while an underpass is built beneath the motorway. Narrow lanes and a 50mph limit are in place on both sides of the road, enforced by average speed cameras.

M4 Boston Manor Viaduct
Vehicles weighing 7.5 tonnes or more are restricted from using the westbound M4 between junctions 1 and 3 and the eastbound M4 between junctions 3 and 2 while structural inspection work continues on the Boston Manor Viaduct, just west of junction 2. A signed diversion route remains in place on the adjacent dual carriageways, the A312 and the A4.

M25 Junction 7
The anti-clockwise link roads to the northbound and southbound M23 will be closed overnight on Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5am for electrical work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 6.

M25 Junction 11 to Junction 12
The clockwise carriageway will be closed between junctions 11 and 12 overnight for two nights from Tuesday 1 May between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M3 junction 1.

M25 Junction 12
The link road from the westbound M3 to the clockwise M25 will be closed overnight for eight nights from Thursday 3 May between 10pm and 5am. On Friday night work will start at 11pm. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 11.

M25 Junction 12
Both link roads from the clockwise M25 to the eastbound and westbound M3 will be closed overnight for two nights from Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5am for carriageway repairs. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 13.

M25 Junction 16
The link roads from the clockwise M25 to the eastbound and westbound M40 will be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 17.

M25 Junction 16
The link roads from the anti-clockwise M25 to the eastbound and westbound M40 will be closed overnight on Thursday 3 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 14.

M25 Junction 16
Both eastbound and westbound link roads from the M40 to the clockwise M25 will be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5am for carriageway repairs. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 14.

M25 Junction 18
The anti-clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight on Monday 30 April and Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5am for Hertfordshire Highways to carry out anti-skid surfacing work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place to junction 17 via the A412 and A404.

M25 Junction 18
The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed for two nights from Tuesday 1 May between 10pm and 5am for Hertfordshire Highways to carry out anti-skid surfacing work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place to junction 17 via the A412 and A404.

M25 Junction 20
The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight for two nights from Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5.30am for technology work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 21A.

M25 Junction 22
The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5.30am for construction upgrades. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via junction 21A.

M25 Junction 22
The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight on Tuesday 1 May between 10pm and 5.30am for construction upgrades. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via junction 23.

M25 Junction 22
The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5.30am for construction upgrades. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via junction 23.

M25 Junction 22
The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5.30am for construction upgrades. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via junction 21A.

M25 Junction 23
The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5.30am for construction upgrades. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 24.

M25 Junction 29
The clockwise carriageway between the exit and entry slips roads will be closed for three nights from Monday 30 April between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing and white lining work. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the junction 29 roundabout.

M20 Junction 1
The westbound carriageway and the junction 1 entry slip road will be closed overnight from Monday 30 April until Tuesday 22 May inclusive between 10pm and 5.30am for resurfacing work. On Fridays work will start at 11pm. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 3 to 4 to the Hewitts roundabout via the spur road, and then via local roads to A20 Crittalls Corner.

M26 Junction 2a
The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Friday 4 May between 11pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A20 and A228 to the M20 Junction 4.

A13
The eastbound carriageway between the junctions for the A1306 and A1012 will be closed overnight on Tuesday 1 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the slip road for the M25 Junction 30 roundabout.

A13
The westbound entry slip road to the M25 junction 30 will be closed overnight on Tuesday 1 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A13 to its junction with the A126.

A13
The eastbound entry slip road to the A1306 will be closed overnight on Thursday 3 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A13 to its junction with the A1311.

A13
The eastbound entry slip road from the M25 Junction 30 will be closed overnight on Friday 4 May between 11pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A1306.

A13
The eastbound exit slip road to the M25 Junction 30 will be closed overnight on Thursday 3 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A13 to is junction with the A1012.

A282 Junction 1A
The clockwise entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place for the entry slip road via the A206, B255 and A2 to join the M25 at junction 2 and for the exit slip via junction 1B.

A282 Junction 1B
The clockwise entry and exit slips road will be closed overnight on Thursday 3 May between 10pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place for the entry slip via junction 1A And for the exit slip road via junction 2.

A282 Junction 2
The clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight on Friday 4 May between 11pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via junction 3.

A282 Junction 2
The clockwise link road to the A2 eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Friday 4 May between 11pm and 5am for litter clearance. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via M25 junction 3.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing
Date Time Closure detail

30/04-2/05/12 8.30pm to 5am Northbound West Tunnel
03/05/12 10pm to 5am Northbound West Tunnel
04/05/12 11pm to 5am Northbound East Tunnel
05-06/05/12 8.30pm to 5am Northbound West Tunnel

A fully signposted diversion route will be in place for oversized vehicles for the northbound east tunnel closure.

Notes to editors


1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

3. 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.

4. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or www.highways.gov.uk/mobile if using a phone or mobile device.
- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.
- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the south east region follow us @HAtraffic_seast or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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