Work to improve major junction on M25 now complete
Work to improve journey times on a section of motorway that sees some of the highest traffic flows of any road in England is now complete, Highways England announced today (Thursday 8 March).
The £6m upgrade at junction 13 of the M25 in Staines, Surrey, is situated between the M3 and M4 motorways and serves the towns of Egham and Staines-Upon-Thames via the A30.
The transformation has made the junction safer and easier for drivers, making the layout more intuitive and reducing the need to change lanes.
Improvements which began in November 2019 have now successfully reduced congestion and increased capacity at the junction through carriageway widening on both the gyratory and the clockwise/northbound exit slip road, which include additional lanes, new traffic signals and technology, safety barriers, and a new maintenance layby.
This has now created a more free-flowing and safer network, helping to accommodate local traffic and improving safety for users, including those using the junction to travel to and from the M25 and wider destinations in the UK.
Nicola Bell, Regional Director for Operations at Highways England, said: “I am delighted that this significant junction upgrade is now fully open. These improvements have already added vital extra capacity, and improved journey times for road users.
“This new junction will tackle congestion and improve safety for drivers on the local road network and for up to 200,000 drivers who use this section of the M25 every day.
“We understand that this work has been disruptive and frustrating for those affected and would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience.”
Andy Dean, Chief Executive, Connect Plus, said:
“We are proud to support Highways England’s plans to continuously improve journeys for all our customers. Collaboration between Highways England, Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, R&W and our supply chain was key to the success of this project and I have been inspired by our team who have worked tirelessly to deliver this work.
“We cannot thank them enough for their hard work and sheer determination during this complex and challenging project, within an urban environment.”
Notes to Editors
About Connect Plus and Connect Plus Services
- Over 10 years ago, Highways England awarded Connect Plus the contract to operate and manage the M25 and its key arterial link roads.
- Connect Plus is a consortium that includes Edge Orbital Holdings Ltd, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operation UK - a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways maintenance and management.
- Connect Plus Services (CPS), is Connect Plus’ specialist and strategic supply chain partner responsible for operations and maintenance, bringing together the collective strength and expertise of its parent companies, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and Egis Road Operation UK.
- With a workforce of around 600 people, based at seven locations around the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance, and whole-life management of thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme.
- Over the past 10 years, collectively we’ve delivered over £1.4bn worth of road improvements and junction enhancements, and we’re continually exploring new and innovative ways to deliver safer, more reliable journeys for our customers. Together, we’re passionate about delivering the long-term needs of the M25 and improving the driving experience for all our customers.
- For further information please visit https://www.connectplusm25.co.uk/ or follow us at https://twitter.com/cpservices_m25