M25 to Close in July for £317 Million Improvement Project

A section of the M25 is set to close in July, just before the UK school holidays are set to begin

M25 Junction 10 closure

Delays could be on the cards for those of us who are looking to beat the school holiday rush, as a large section of the M25 is set to close this July.

The closure could spell delays for riders heading to the south-west of England for a motorcycle tour, or those looking to travel down from the north of the UK to the south coast including Brighton. The closure is expected to take place between July 12 to 15, and its epicentre will be a £317 million improvement project around junctions 10 and 11 in Surrey.

The M25 closure likely to increase journey times

The closure of the junction will begin at 9pm on the 12th, and pending no delays with the work it’ll reopen at 6am on the 15th of July. The closure is taking place so a new bridge can be erected on the western side of the junction. Long delays are expected in the area for the duration of the closure, and while there are to be diversions around the closure (which will take in A-roads in the region, National Highways is urging motorists to only travel through the area if it is completely necessary. 

While the delays should pose less of a problem for those riding motorcycles, the length of the tailbacks leading up to the closure could still add extra time to your journey, which is something to take into account if you have ferry or Channel Tunnel bookings in place for the affected days.

The closure in July is the third in a series of weekend closures planned for the area, the dates of which National Highways will communicate in due course.

Speaking about the closure, Jonathan Wade, National Highways Senior Project Manager, said:

“The previous two closures have gone well with significant progress being made during both.”

“We would urge all drivers to follow the official diversion route as this is the best chance of reaching your destination in good time. Please ignore your satnavs and follow our diversion route instead.”