M25 study launched
The government has launched a major study to look at how to improve the M25 between junctions 10 and 16.
Highways England has appointed WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Steer Davies Gleave and GL Hearn to carry out the project. The study, which is due for completion by the end of the year, will prepare a case to consider further investment on this part of the M25.
The M25 study will consider a range of options to ensure that the local road network and public transport play their part in a long-term transport solutions to the issues affecting the busiest part of the country’s strategic road network. All-lane running has already been introduced on two sections of the M25 – between junctions 23 and 27 and junctions 5 and 7.
Road minister Andrew Jones said: “We are making a £15 billion investment in our roads – the biggest in a generation – to deliver better journeys and put the infrastructure in place for our economy to grow. We have a long-term plan for Britain so we are carrying out six strategic studies to decide what further improvements we can make. We are looking at this section of the M25 as it is one of the busiest sections of the road network.”
The M25 project is one of six strategic studies being carried out to work out how to improve the road network. Work is already under way on the other five, which are:
- Northern Trans-Pennine
- A66 and A69 corridors; Trans-Pennine tunnel - linking Manchester to Sheffield
- Manchester north-west quadrant
- M60 from junctions 8 to 18; A1 east of England
- M25 to Peterborough and the Oxford to Cambridge expressway.
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This article was published on 4 Mar 2016 (last updated on 4 Mar 2016).