M25 junction 28 improvementsRecently updated

Upgrading junction 28 of the M25 between the M25 and the A12 in Essex.

Region:  South East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £50 to £100 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

What impact will this have on my journey?

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Progress report

Our consultation ended on 6 January 2017.

Thank you for all your comments and responses during the consultation. All views and comments will now be considered and summarised in our public consultation report.

What next?

We will:

  • make sure potential impacts on the community and environment have been fully considered
  • ensure the final scheme design considers all relevant responses where applicable
  • ensure the final environmental statement takes into account impacts and mitigation measures you have told us about
  • record how we have considered feedback to develop the scheme further within our consultation report.

We will now produce more detailed designs for the scheme, which will involve a second public consultation. You will be able to give your views again and influence the development of the designs. We will let you know more about this nearer the time. Alternatively you can subscribe to our page and be automatically notified of any updates.

After the second consultation, we will apply for a Development Consent Order. This means a planning application has to be sent to the Planning Inspectorate, which examines the scheme and operates their own public consultation, known as Examination. This provides a third opportunity to have your say.

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. This includes:
  • develop and assess a range of options to inform consultation with key stakeholders
  • engage more widely with local stakeholders
  • further develop proposals and assess traffic and environmental impacts
  • make recommendations on the preferred route
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
We have drawn up a number of options to solve these issues. These are the options presented for you to comment on as part of the consultation.

Aims

We hope to achieve the following scheme objectives:
  • 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 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 traffic flow
  • protect access for non-motorised users (pedestrians and cyclists) and improve conditions wherever possible/li>

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Project Control Framework Handbook |
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Stage 1 technical appraisal report volume 1 |
Stage 1 technical appraisal report appendices volume 2 (large file 138mb) |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 3 March 2017 to 05:30 on 4 March 2017. Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J30 and J29 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The A13 westbound exit slip to the A1012 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 March 2017 to 05:00 on 3 March 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 3 March 2017 to 05:30 on 4 March 2017. Location : The M25 anticlockwise at junction J30 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The A13 eastbound entry slip from the A1012 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 March 2017 to 05:00 on 3 March 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2017 to 05:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the M25 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 3 March 2017 to 05:00 on 4 March 2017. Location : The A13 westbound between the A1089 and the junction with the A126 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 3 March 2017 to 05:30 on 4 March 2017. Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J29 and J30 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2017 to 05:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J28 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 23:00 on 3 March 2017 to 05:30 on 4 March 2017. Location : The M25 clockwise at junction J31 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am

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