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M25 closure – live: Map shows latest delays as drivers ‘choose to ignore’ diversion

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Closed M25 drone footage captures workers demolishing bridge

A map shows the latest delays near the M25 diversion as the motorway shuts for maintenance work, with heavy traffic on West Byfleet along Parvis Road in Surrey as well as the A243 and A3.

Traffic was also slow moving on the M25 approach to the A243 after Highways England said increasing number of drivers had been “ignoring” an official diversion around the M25 motorway closure.

London’s orbital motorway, the busiest in the UK, is closed this weekend between Junctions 9 and 10 for maintenance work. This section of the motorway reopens at 5.30am on Monday.

National Highways said it was “good progress” on installing a new gantry and a new gyratory bridge on a section of the motorway.

Diversion routes take cars on a 19-mile journey on A roads, crossing from Surrey into London’s Ulez area, though National Highways has assured drivers “no enforcement action will be taken” against those who follow official routes.


Pinned post: M25 closed in both directions between Junctions 9 and 10 – mapped

Map below shows section of M25 motorway that is closed until Monday morning.

Matt Mathers11 May 2024 09:48


M25 roadworks ‘progressing well’

Roadworks on the M25 in Surrey are “progressing well” as the motorway remains shut in both directions between junctions nine and 10, National Highways has said.

The M25’s weekend closure on Britain’s busiest motorway has been in place since Friday from 9pm while concrete beams for a new bridge are installed. It will reopen at 6am on Monday.

On Sunday in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, National Highways said that “work is progressing well” and urged drivers to “please follow the official diversion routes to manage traffic flow effectively”.

Barney Davis12 May 2024 17:45


ICYMI: National Highways urges motorists to follow diversion

National Highways has issued a fresh plea for drivers on the M25 motorway to use an official diversion route to avoid maintenance work between Junctions 9 and 10.

#M25 #Surrey remains closed in both directions between J9 #Leatherhead & J10 #Wisley for planned works until 05:30 – 13/05, work is progressing well,” it said in a post on X.

“Please follow the official diversion routes to manage traffic flow effectively.”

Matt Mathers12…

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