Plans to upgrade the M25 in Essex to go on show
A vital upgrade to improve journeys for hundreds of thousands of drivers using one of the busiest junctions on the M25 at junction 28 (Brentwood) are going on show to the public next week.
National Highways will be holding a series of public information events where people will be able to hear more details about the first phase of preparation work, and when this work is due to start.
The M25 junction 28 plays a vital role in connecting the M25 with the A12, as well as providing local access to Brentwood and the A1023 Brook Street. However, it suffers from long queues and heavy congestion daily, at peak times up to 7,500 vehicles per hour pass through this heavily used junction.
Improving the flow of traffic and allowing more capacity on the exit slip roads, it will provide a safer and more integrated network for everyone. There will also be less likelihood of traffic queuing back onto the M25 due to the reconfiguration of the junction.
The public information events will provide details of the planned work and timelines. Main construction work will include:
- building a new two-lane loop road, for traffic travelling from the M25 anti-clockwise onto the A12 eastbound (towards Brentwood). This will include the construction of new bridges to take the loop road over or under the other road links, and the Weald Brook; new signage and changes to the landscape
- changing the position of A12 eastbound exit slip road and M25 anti-clockwise entry slip road to allow for the new loop road
- widening the M25 anti-clockwise carriageway to provide more space for traffic leaving for the A12 eastbound
National Highways project manager Zachary Pepper, said:
“Our plans to upgrade the M25 at Junction 28 will reduce congestion, improve journeys times and improve safety.”
“As we get closer to the start of work we are keen to update the local community and road users, as well as provide an opportunity for people to ask any questions they have. I encourage anyone interested in the scheme to come along to one of our public information events to find out more about the upgrade and see what we will be doing as we prepare to start work.”
They’ll soon be launching a virtual information portal as well as holding face-to-face sessions, which gives road users the perfect opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions they may have.
The portal will be launching next week and the link to access the page will appear at the top of this webpage. See web details below.
Road users can also meet the team face-to-face at the following locations:
Wednesday 15 June – 11am – 6pm: Thurrock Services, between junction 30 and 31, Arterial Rd West Thurrock, Grays RM16 3BG
Thursday 16 June – 11am – 7pm: Holiday Inn Brentwood, Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5NF
Friday 17 June 10am – 6pm: Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9ED
Saturday 18 June – 9am – 2pm: Henderson Sports & Social Club, Kenilworth Avenue, Harold Park, Romford, RM3 9NE
If you can’t make it, National Highways will have more information available on their dedicated webpage: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/m25j28 from Wednesday 15 June. They’ll also be posting regular updates and information on the page as the scheme progresses.
If you want to get in touch, you can email [email protected] or contact the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.