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 about the M25 junction 28 improvement scheme closes on 28 January 2019.

We have two further events taking place on 17 and 18 January 2019 for you to find out more about the proposals and ask any questions you may have. Please see 'Community news' below for details of times and venues.

You can also find out more by viewing our 3D visualisation video, and by using the link below to access the consultation page and giving us your views via our online survey.

All responses should be returned by 11.59pm on 28 January 2019. Responses received after this date 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 on 28 January 2019, 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, provided it's granted, works will start in June 2021.

Once we submit our DCO, the Planning Inspectorate (acting on behalf of the Secretary of State) may examine it. There is likely to be public hearings during examination. Following this, the examining authority will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will decide whether the scheme will go ahead.

Community events

Date Time Location Event
Wednesday 5 December 2018 1pm to 9pm Holiday Inn Brentwood CM14 5NF
Thursday 6 December 2018 9am to 8pm Holiday Inn Brentwood CM14 5NF
Tuesday 11 December 2018 9am to 9pm CEME Conference Centre Marsh Way, Rainham, Havering, RM13 8EU
Thursday 13 December 2018 9am to 1pm Thurrock services Arterial Road, West Thurrock, Grays, RM16 3BG
Friday 14 December 2018 8.30am to 4pm Romford Market 98 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3ER
Saturday 15 December 2018 9am to 1pm Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Hall 7 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9ED
Monday 17 December 2018 1pm to 9pm MyPlace 343 Dagnam Park Drive, Romford, RM3 9EN
Tuesday 8 January 2019 9am to 9pm YMCA 29 Rush Green Road, Romford RM7 0PH
Saturday 12 January 2019 1.30pm to 7pm South Weald Parish Hall 85 London Road, Brentwood, CM14 4NP
Thursday 17 January 2019 10.30am to 9pm Havering Town Hall Romford, RM1 3BD
Friday 18 January 2019 9am to 8pm Havering Town Hall Romford, RM1 3BD

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:40 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:36 on 22 January 2019 to 05:30 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:40 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:30 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:20 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J29 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:20 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:21 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:21 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:10 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:10 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:00 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:00 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 06:00 on 27 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:00 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 05:30 on 27 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:31 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 05:30 on 27 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:31 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 28 January 2019 to 31 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2019 to 05:00 on 29 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2019 to 05:00 on 29 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2019 to 05:00 on 29 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2019 to 05:00 on 29 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2019 to 31 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2019 to 31 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 28 January 2019 to 31 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 05:30 on 27 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 11:22 am
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2019 to 05:00 on 24 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 05:30 on 27 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1012 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1306 Aveley . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1012 and the A1089 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 January 2019 to 05:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 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 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 westbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the A1012 and the junction with the A126 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 22 January 2019 to 24 January 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2019 to 05:00 on 24 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 05:00 on 26 January 2019.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 January 2019 to 05:00 on 24 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 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 23 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 westbound between the junctions with the A1012 and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 eastbound entry slip from the A1089 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 January 2019 to 05:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 22 January 2019 to 25 January 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 25 January 2019 to 06:00 on 26 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2019 to 05:30 on 27 January 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 27 January 2019 to 05:30 on 28 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 22 January 2019 to 24 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 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 : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 eastbound at the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am
Location : The A13 eastbound between the A126 and the junction with the A1012 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2019 to 05:00 on 25 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:32 am

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