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

We are undertaking a supplementary consultation from 4 November 2019 to 2 December 2019.

From late 2018 to early 2019 we held a statutory consultation and invited the community, affected landowners and other stakeholders to comment on our proposals to improve junction 28 on the M25.

Since then, we have been considering feedback, developing our design and undertaking further environmental assessments including additional survey work. From this, we have developed our plans to take into account key infrastructure in the area and have identified further measures to mitigate the effects of the scheme.

As a result, we are now proposing changes to the scheme and to the extent of the scheme red line boundary. Consultation on the proposed changes and newly identified impacts opes on 4 November 2019 and closes at 11:59pm on 2 December 2019.

You can view all of the information about this Supplementary Consultation on our consultation page:

Have your say on our consultation page

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?

Your feedback will inform our continuing development of the scheme.

You will be able to view all the changes we are making in response to consultation in our Consultation Report. Similarly, the likely significant environmental effects of the scheme will be reported in our Environmental Statement. The Consultation Report and Environmental Statement will be published as part of our DCO submission, which we expect to make in spring 2020 and will be made available to the public then.

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

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 at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 23:22 on 15 November 2019 to 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:23 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 23:15 on 15 November 2019 to 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:16 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J28 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:41 pm
Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J6 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 November 2019 to 05:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:04 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 : From 22:00 on 19 November 2019 to 05:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:04 pm
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:43 pm
Location : The A13 westbound exit slip to the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:33 pm
Location : The A13 westbound at the junction with the M25 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:23 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J30 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 20 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:23 pm
Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the M25 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:03 pm
Location : The M11 northbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 17 November 2019 to 05:30 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 24 November 2019 to 05:30 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:31 am
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 17 November 2019 to 05:30 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 24 November 2019 to 05:30 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:31 am
Location : The M11 northbound entry slip at junction J6 from M25 anti-clockwise. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 November 2019 to 05:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 12:53 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 19 November 2019 to 05:30 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 10:13 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 17 November 2019 to 05:30 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 24 November 2019 to 05:30 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 November 2019 to 06:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A12 northbound entry slip from the M25 clockwise. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 17 November 2019 to 05:30 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 24 November 2019 to 05:30 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the A1012 and the junction with the A1089 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound entry slip from the A1089 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M11 northbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 17 November 2019 to 05:30 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 22:30 on 24 November 2019 to 05:30 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the junctions with the A126 Grays and the A13 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1089 southbound between the A126 Grays and the junction with the A126 Tilbury. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1089 southbound between the A126 Grays and the junction with the A126 Tilbury. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J29 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 16 November 2019 to 06:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A13 eastbound between the junctions with the A1306 Aveley and the M25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 16 November 2019 to 06:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J28 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 29 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J1A and J31 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 17 November 2019 to 05:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The A1089 northbound between the junctions with the A126 Tilbury and the A126 Grays. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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