M25 junction 28 improvements

Upgrading junction 28 of the M25 between the M25 and the A12 in Essex.

Region:  South East
Start date:  2021/22
Cost:  £50 million to £100 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Our statutory consultation has now closed. A further targeted statutory consultation is now taking place with newly identified affected parties. This will close at 11.59pm on 28 February 2019.

Correction Notice: this website previously indicated (in error) that our statutory consultation deadline had been extended generally. In view of this and notwithstanding that the statutory consultation has now closed, we will consider any consultation responses received after 28 January 2019 but any responses after 28 February 2019 may not be considered.

Have your say on our consultation page

During our previous public consultation (November 2016 to January 2017), three options were presented: Option 5B, Option 5C and Option 5F. All diverted traffic away from the roundabout, with a new dedicated loop road between the M25 anti-clockwise and the A12 east bound, but each option required a different approach to achieve this.

Based on the assessment of the options we selected Option 5F as the preferred route for the scheme. This also received the most support from those responding to the previous consultation. This option involves the provision of a new two-lane loop road between the M25 anticlockwise and the A12 eastbound carriageways.

This scheme is categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project under the Planning Act 2008. As such, we're required to make an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to obtain the necessary approvals to construct and operate the scheme.

What's next?

Once the consultation has closed, we'll review all the suggestions and comments received. We'll analyse and consider your feedback to help us refine the proposed design and to develop our planned mitigation measures. We'll set out a summary of the responses and describe how our proposals have been informed by and influenced by them, in a consultation report. This will form part of our DCO submission and will also be available to the public following this. We expect to submit our DCO by autumn 2019 and subject to approval, works are expected to start in June 2021.

Why we need this scheme

We have identified a number of issues at the junction which are impacting on the local and regional economies and their ability to achieve their full potential. These include:
  • congestion and delay disrupting journeys on our road network and local roads
  • actual and significant perceived safety concerns connected to driver movements on the roundabout
  • resilience to incidents is poor, resulting in significant disruption and unreliable journey times
  • poor air quality
We reviewed this junction in our London Orbital and M23 to Gatwick Route Strategy Evidence Report, and this scheme was included in the March 2015 Road Investment Strategy. In response to this we developed our Delivery Plan which outlines the next steps for taking the scheme forward.

Our research shows that if we don’t improve junction 28 by 2037, we can expect:

  • increased congestion and lengthy queues, at least 5 times worse than at present
  • a 25% reduction in average speeds through the junction (excluding mainline M25 and A12)
  • widespread disruption following incidents
  • constraints on future development and growth opportunities
  • local air quality issues to deteriorate

Aims

We’ve established a number of scheme objectives to address the challenges:

  • increase capacity and reduce congestion and delays by providing an improved link from M25 to A12
  • reduce the incident rate and resulting disruption by increasing the capacity of the roundabout
  • improve the safety on the roundabout by reducing traffic levels and redesigning the existing layout
  • cater for future traffic demands to enable development and economic growth
  • minimise the impact on local air quality and noise by smoothing the traffic flow
  • protect access for non-motorised users (pedestrians and cyclists) and improve conditions wherever possible

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A12 southbound between the A130 Chelmsford South and the junction with the A1023 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:02 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 4 March 2019 to 05:00 on 5 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 21, 2019, 4:20 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 1 March 2019 to 05:00 on 2 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2019 to 1 March 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J6 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:04 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:04 pm
Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J6 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:49 on 20 February 2019 to 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 8:53 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 8:30 pm
Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:00 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 5:01 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the A1012 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the A1012 and the A126 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2019 to 05:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2019 to 05:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 February 2019 to 05:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 February 2019 to 05:30 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 4:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 25 February 2019 to 05:00 on 26 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 February 2019 to 05:00 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound exit slip to the A1012 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2019 to 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J4 South. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 February 2019 to 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound exit slip to the A1306 Aveley. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 February 2019 to 05:00 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound entry slip from the M25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J4 North. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 February 2019 to 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 1 March 2019 to 06:00 on 2 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 23 February 2019 to 25 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 23 February 2019 to 25 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the A1089 and the junction with the A1012 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2019 to 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 23 February 2019 to 25 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound entry slip from the M25 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 23 February 2019 to 25 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am

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