M25 Junction 30/A13 Corridor Relieving Congestion Scheme
Part of our programme of improvements (value >10m)
The Highways Agency held a public information exhibition to advise local residents and road users about the scheme on 18 and 19 October 2013. The leaflet and the scheme plan displayed at the exhibition can be seen on the publication tab.
Detailed design of the scheme is currently being undertaken.
Scheme procurement will commence in early 2014 with the publication of the OJEU notice.
What is happening?
We propose to improve the capacity of the highway network at the M25 junction 30 / A13 corridor.
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 have developed and assessed various options with the preferred option currently in detailed design.
The 2012 autumn statement announced £150 million to construct the scheme (inclusive of all costs). The Highways Agency is aiming to find 20% efficiency savings on this scheme.
The scheme is independent of the Lower Thames Crossing and the Dartford Freeflow schemes.
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For the latest information regarding the Dartford Freeflow scheme, please visit the website.
How will the scheme be carried out?
The scheme has been developed within the highways boundary. The proposals are: Online widening in both directions between junction 30 and the A126, with improvements to the junction 30 slip roads.
Please see the publications tab for the latest scheme design.
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 ?
More information will be posted on this project page as it becomes available. You can subscribe to be alerted when updates are made.
If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 123 5000.
The scheme may have some effect on local and regional air quality. Additional studies are being undertaken to access this subject.
Existing noise mitigation will be retained or replaced as necessary. Further measures will be taken where noise levels are unacceptable.
The scheme will include replacement planting to soften and integrate the improved road into its surroundings as far as possible.
No adverse effects on cultural heritage are envisaged.
A range of birds, mammals and reptiles are present. We will retain existing habitats as far as possible and provide new replacement habitat as required.
Reduction of flows and pollution control devices for the drainage network will be included in the scheme.
No disruption of current land use is envisaged.
|Contract award programme||Late 2014|
|Detailed design work completed after contract award||Late 2014|
|Start of construction programmed||Early 2015|
|Construction completion programmed||Late 2016/Early 2017|
Business Case - Information correct as at December 2010
Public Information Leaflet for the M25 Junction 30/A13 Corridor Relieving Congestion Scheme.
Scheme plan for the M25 Junction 30/A13 Corridor Relieving Congestion Scheme.