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 proposals for the M25 junction 28 improvement scheme are the subject of an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO). We are applying for a DCO to give us the planning permission and legal powers we need to build the scheme. We have submitted our application to the Planning Inspectorate, the government agency responsible for operating the planning process for DCOs. Our DCO application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate on 24 June 2020 for formal examination.

You can view our application on the Planning Inspectorate website.

What's next?

There will be a six-week representation period followed by further time to arrange the examination, before the formal six-month examination period can start. During the examination, the Planning Inspectorate will issue requests for further information from us and other parties to be provided in writing. They also will facilitate a series of public hearings.

To contribute to this process, you will need to register as an Interested Party once the representation period opens and make a Relevant Representation outlining your views to the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate need to receive this during the representation period (see timeline below). We will carry out targeted publicity about the representation period when the arrangements including dates are finalised. You also can receive updates on the scheme from the Planning Inspectorate, including confirmation of when you can submit a Relevant Representation, by signing up to scheme updates on the Planning Inspectorate webpage for the scheme (see text on right-hand side of page)

The Planning Inspectorate website has an advice note which outlines how the general public can get involved including how to submit a Relevant Representation in order to become an Interested Party.

Timeline

Date Event
November 2016 to January 2017 Options consultation
December 2018 to February 2019 Statutory public consultation
November 2019 to December 2019 Supplementary consultation
January to February 2020 Targeted consultation (*see below)
27 May 2020 Development Consent Order application to Planning Inspectorate
24 June 2020 Development Consent Order application acceptance by Planning Inspectorate
Dates TBC Representation period
Dates TBC Public examination of the Development Consent Order application

* We undertook a targeted consultation from 31 January to 27 February 2020 to seek views on proposed changes to the red line boundary for the Scheme since the supplementary consultation. Whilst an extension of red line boundary was proposed, this was localised, and no new persons with an interest in land were identified.

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 between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 6 July 2020 to 05:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 1:12 pm
Location : The A12 southbound between the A414 Chelmsford West and the junction with the A1023 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 12:22 pm
Location : The A12 southbound. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 12:22 pm
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:12 am
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J4 South. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:42 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:42 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 11 July 2020 to 05:00 on 12 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The A12 southbound between the A130 Chelmsford North and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 July 2020 to 25 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 July 2020 to 1 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The A12 northbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A1023 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 13 July 2020 to 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 4:01 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 7 July 2020 to 05:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:30 on 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J29 . 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 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 05:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 July 2020 to 05:00 on 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J6 from M25 anti-clockwise. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:30 on 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M11 northbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:30 on 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:30 on 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J27 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 7 September 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip 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 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 05:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 July 2020 to 05:00 on 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A13 westbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J29 and J30 . 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 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 05:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 July 2020 to 05:00 on 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 9 July 2020 to 05:30 on 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 7 July 2020 to 05:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 7 July 2020 to 05:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J28 and J29 . 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 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 July 2020 to 05:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 17 July 2020 to 05:00 on 18 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J4 North. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 6 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

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