M25 Junction 30/A13 Congestion Relief Scheme
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
What is happening?
We propose to improve the capacity of the highway network at the M25 junction 30.
When and where is this happening?
On 8th May 2012, the Roads Minister Mike Penning, announced that funding would be provided in this spending review period to develop the M25 J30/ A13 Congestion Relief Scheme , to ensure a "pipeline" of future Highways Agency major infrastructure improvements will be maintained, contributing to future economic growth, and supporting Government's National Infrastructure Plan. By developing the scheme now, it would be in a good position to be considered for delivery in the early years of the next spending review period (post 2015).
The 2012 Autumn Statement confirmed the provision of additional expenditure in this spending review period to enable this scheme to commence construction no later than March 2015. We expect this scheme to commence construction in financial year 2014/15, subject to any statutory processes being successfully completed. For more information please visit our Current Delivery Programme page.
This project is located on a busy intersection on the M25 which links Junction 30 to the A13.
Why is this happening and what will it cost?
This section of the M25 experiences congestion throughout most of the day performance is susceptible to frequent incidents on the adjacent highway network. It directly serves the Port of Tilbury and the Lakeside regional shopping centre and is regarded as a strategic link that is key to the development of the Thames Gateway area. As development gets underway and traffic growth increases, congestion will worsen; and traffic is forecast to grow by 25% by 2032. Since entry into the Project Control Framework (PCF), the project team are currently developing and assessing various options to take forward; this will include: engineering feasibility; environmental impact; ability to reduce congestion; cost and economic benefits.
It is too early to determine the scheme costs for the M25 junction 30/A13 congestion relief scheme as scheme design hinges on the decision about the preferred option for locating the Lower Thames Crossing, as the different options would require very different works at junction 30. The Lower Thames Crossing preferred option is anticipated to be announced in late 2013.
How will the scheme be carried out?
Further details will be published as and when they become known.
What are the benefits?
The main objective of the scheme is to improve capacity of the highway network centred on M25 Junction 30 and in particular the A13 through Junction 30 and to the junction with the A126, where it is recognised as the biggest remaining constraint to the development of the Thames Gateway.
How do I find out more information ?
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If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing email@example.com or calling 0300 123 5000.
Business Case - Information correct as at December 2010