Planned Roadworks From Highways England

Written by on May 4, 2019

Planned roadworks in and around the M25: Summary for Monday 6 to Sunday 12 May 2019

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 3 May 2019 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. 

M20 junction 2 Wrotham to junction 3 (M26): smart motorway improvement Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes and 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day.

M25 junction 2 (A2), Kent: improvement Work to improve safety will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 7 May for four nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 1a and return. 

M25 junction 10 Cobham, Surrey: electrical work Work to improve journeys by carrying out electrical works will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 9 May. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9 and return. 

M26 junction 2a Wrotham to junction 3 (M20), Kent: M20 smart motorway improvement Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes and 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day. This is for the conversion of part of the M20 to smart motorway. 

M26 junction 2a Wrotham to junction 1 (M25), Kent: demobilisation works Work to improve journey will start this week. The M26 westbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, Thursday 9 May for two nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20, M20 junction 2, junction 1, M25 junction 3, junction 5.The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Thursday 9 May for two nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A20, M20 junction 2, junction 1, M25 junction 3, junction 5.The M26 eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 7 May for two nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 3, M20 eastbound. For local traffic a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 3, M20 eastbound, junction 2, A20, M26 junction 2a.The eastbound link road to the A21 southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 7 May for two nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 4, A224 Orpington bypass, London Road, Polhill, Morant Court Road, A25 Westerham Road, A21 southbound.

A2 (M25), Kent: junction improvement Work to reduce congestion and improve safety as part of the junction improvement programme will continue this week. The A2 eastbound will have narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place 24 hours a day.The westbound Darenth Interchange exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 7 May for four nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Dartford Heath and return.The south half part of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am from Tuesday 7 May for four nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2 eastbound, Bean Interchange, A2 westbound, fast link to A828 northbound, junction 1a, A282 southbound to junction 1b or M25 clockwise. 

A2 (M25) junction 1a Swanscombe, Kent: surfacing Work to maintain safety by carrying out tunnel maintenance will continue this week. The westbound link road to the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10.30pm and 5.30am, on Sunday 12 May. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A296 eastbound, B255 northbound, A206 westbound, junction 1a.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: routine maintenance Work to maintain safety by carrying out routine maintenance at the Dartford Crossing continues this week. The following closures will be in place overnight, between 8.30pm and 5.30am, with fully signed diversions in place during the northbound east tunnel closures for oversized vehicles: Tuesday 7 May: northbound east tunnel Wednesday 8 May: northbound east tunnel Thursday 9 May: northbound east tunnel Friday 10 May: northbound east tunnel Saturday 11 May: northbound west tunnel Sunday 12 May: northbound east tunnel.

Safety at roadworksHighways England is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.Observe all signs – they are there to help you.And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

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