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 targeted statutory consultation for newly identified affected parties closed on 28 February 2019 at 11.59pm.

Our statutory consultation closed on 28 January 2019 at 11.59pm.

We would like to thank those who got involved, as we begin to review, consider and analyse your feedback.

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?

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M11 northbound exit slip at junction J6 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:36 on 23 May 2019 to 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:38 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:04 on 23 May 2019 to 06:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:05 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J28 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:02 pm
Location : The M11 northbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:01 pm
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:01 pm
Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the A1023 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:09 pm
Location : The A12 northbound between the M25 and the junction with the A1023 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 23 May 2019 to 05:00 on 8 June 2019.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the M25 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 23 May 2019 to 05:00 on 6 June 2019.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The A12 southbound between the A1023 and the junction with the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A12 northbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1023 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:02 pm
Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A1023 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The A12 northbound at the junction with the M25 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:58 on 23 May 2019 to 05:00 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:00 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 20:22 on 23 May 2019 to 05:30 on 24 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 7:24 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 29 May 2019 to 05:00 on 30 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2019 to 05:00 on 30 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2019 to 05:00 on 30 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A1023 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 20 May 2019 to 05:00 on 24 May 2019.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 10:57 am
Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2019 to 05:00 on 30 May 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 10:57 am

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