Waltham Cross junction of the M25 Motorway in the UK gets upgrade
A proposed multi-million pound upgrade to a busy M25 junction in Hertfordshire has won support in a public consultation, Highways England has announced.
Under the plans, junction 25 of the M25, where the motorway meets that A10 in Hertfordshire, will have extra lanes created on its roundabout, widened approaches on the M25 and the southbound A10 southbound and new a free-flow lane between the clockwise M25 to the northbound A10.
92 per cent of people taking part the consultation agreed that improvements were needed at the junction, and 77 per cent backed outlined proposals for the upgrade.
Highways England Project Manager Piotr Grabowiecki said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultation looking at options to improve this busy junction. It’s great to see that there is clear backing for the improvements, and now we can move on to developing a detailed design for the upgrade. There will be another opportunity for anyone interested in the scheme to have their say in next year, when we put the final plans to people for their views.”
The scheme will improve journey times through the junction and allow more capacity on the exit slip roads; reducing the likelihood of traffic queuing back onto the M25, particularly into the Holmesdale Tunnel, delivering major safety improvements. The improvements will also include better access for pedestrians and cyclists by providing better crossings.
A public consultation on the options was held from Monday 16 January 2017 to Tuesday 28 February 2017. A total of 413 responses were received during this consultation. A copy of the consultation report can be found on the Highways England website and copies of the announcement flyer are available online or at a variety of locations in the local area.
An information exhibition on the designs will take place in 2018. Anyone interested in the scheme can sign up to receive updates via the project page on the Highways England website where they can also find an animated visualisation outlining the preferred route: www.highways.gov.uk/m25j25