Major Improvements To M25 At J28 Go On Show
4 December 2018, 16:31 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 17:15
We can now see proposals to improve Junction 28 on the M25 in Essex, which used by 7,500 drivers an hour at peak times.
The plans include a new two-lane link road created for traffic leaving the M25 for the A12, a short section of the M25 being widened and the eastbound A12 interchange, being redesigned to reduce congestion.
Highways England Project Manager Eve Herrington, said:
"Improving this junction will mean better journeys for the drivers who use it - up to 7,500 of them every hour at peak times. It will increase capacity and cut the risk of accidents, both of which will improve people's journeys and boost the economy. I encourage anyone who uses this junction, or who lives or works nearby to find out more and let us know what they think."
The M25 J28 is a heavily used roundabout mainly controlled by traffic lights. It is already operating at full capacity, with traffic queues and lengthy delays, resulting in longer and increasingly unreliable journey times for motorists.
The scheme will connect the M25 with the A12, as well as providing local access to Brentwood via the A1023 (Brook Street) which is great news for the local economy. The scheme will also reconfigure the lane markings and destination signing on the roundabout.
The A1023 (Brook Street) arm of the roundabout is the only approach not controlled by traffic lights. After leaving the roundabout to travel along Brook Street, motorists pass through the traffic lights at the Nags Head Lane and Mascalls Lane junctions. Traffic regularly develops along Brook Street and often back on to the roundabout, with queues blocking the entry and exit roads to the M25 and A12.
A public consultation on the options was held at the end of last year, with a total of 228 responses received.
Over 90% of people taking part in the consultation agreed that improvements were needed at the junction, with nearly half of respondents backing Option 5F - more than twice as many as the other two Options put together.
Details on the plans along with the consultation response form will be available until 28th January 2019 at: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/m25j28