M25 junction 8: junction improvement

Improving junction 8 of the M25.

Region:  South East
Start date:  January 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  December 2020
Programme:  Junction Improvement programme

Progress report

The detailed design for the work at junction 8 has now been completed. The highway works fall under both Highways England and Surrey County Council authorities, so we are now engaged in detailed planning activity with Surrey County Council to ensure the scheme minimises disruption to all road users. Highways England are also negotiating the contract value for the works with their nominated contractor. Until these matters are agreed there is potential for the start date to be delayed.

What's next?

Works are proposed to start in January 2020, and completion expected in December 2020.

Works will include:

  • upgrading the traffic signal installation throughout the junction
  • adding an extra lane on the A217 northbound approach
  • widening into the existing verge and extending the anti-clockwise exit slip road
  • adding an extra lane on the north circulatory section of the roundabout
  • widening lanes on the east and west bridge section of the roundabout
  • improving road signs and markings
  • widening and realignment on the A217 southbound to two lanes that merge prior to Wray Lane

Why we need this scheme

Junction improvement to ease congestion and manage the increasing volume of traffic on the M25.

The M25 junction 8 was opened for traffic in 1986. The junction sits atop Reigate Hill at the intersection of the M25 with the A217 and serves destinations towards both London and the south-coast. The signal-controlled junction is now operating above its design capacity which leads to traffic queues during peak hours, especially on the A217 and M25 eastbound off-slip.

Aims

  • upgrading the traffic signal installation throughout the junction
  • adding an extra lane on the A217 northbound approach
  • widening into the existing verge and extending the anti-clockwise exit slip road
  • adding an extra lane on the north circulatory section of the roundabout
  • widening lanes on the east and west bridge section of the roundabout
  • improving road signs and markings
  • widening and realignment on the A217 southbound to two lanes that merge prior to Wray Lane

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 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 four lanes closed.
Posted: November 16, 2019, 1:00 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise exit slip at Cobham Services. 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 16, 2019, 1:00 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J9 and J10 . 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 16, 2019, 12:02 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 23:29 on 15 November 2019 to 05:30 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:31 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J8 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:24 pm
Location : The M23 southbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 05:00 on 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J7 from the M23 north. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 05:00 on 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 05:00 on 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 05:00 on 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:12 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Emergency 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 J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. 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 J8 and J9 . Reason : Road repairs. 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 M23 southbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:34 pm
Location : The M23 northbound between junctions J10 and J8 . 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, 9:14 pm
Location : The M23 southbound between junctions J7 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:01 pm
Location : The M23 southbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:04 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 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 four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 12:23 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 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 four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 12:23 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three 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, 12:23 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 November 2019 to 05:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:14 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 November 2019 to 05:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:14 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J6 and J5 . 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 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : From 23:00 on 22 November 2019 to 06:00 on 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 1:12 pm
Location : The M23 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M23 southbound entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 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 anticlockwise at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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