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National Highways welcomes go-ahead for the M25 junction 28 improvement scheme

A vital upgrade to improve journeys for hundreds of thousands of drivers using one of the busiest junctions on the M25 junctions was today given the green light.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (Monday 16 May 2022) given the formal go-ahead for National Highways to begin work to deliver improvements at junction 28 that will reduce traffic, and lead to smoother and safer journeys for hundreds of thousands of drivers every day.

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.

National Highways Regional Delivery Director, Chris Welby-Everard said:

“Our proposals to improve the M25 at junction 28 are good for business and jobs, good for road safety and good for the environment, making journeys safer and more reliable.

“We have listened carefully to the views of all stakeholders and are delighted with today’s announcement.”

Work is expected to start in Autumn 2022. People can sign up to be kept informed of progress, through:

Regular project newsletters Online briefings to provide the opportunity for people to ask the team any questions, as well as providing information about the scheme.

To find out more about the scheme

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