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
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J31 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:35 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 21:16 on 21 August 2017 to 05:30 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Bridge repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:02 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 are closed. Reason : Emergency Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 North. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:01 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:59 pm
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 22 August 2017 to 16:00 on 22 August 2017.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:00 pm
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 August 2017 to 05:00 on 25 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:10 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 22 August 2017 to 05:00 on 23 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:10 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 22 August 2017 to 05:00 on 23 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:10 pm
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 August 2017 to 05:00 on 24 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2017 to 05:00 on 23 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2017 to 05:00 on 23 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M11 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2017.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 23 August 2017 to 25 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 23 August 2017 to 05:00 on 24 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 25 August 2017 to 27 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 August 2017 to 05:00 on 23 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am

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