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Highways Agency

THE M25 MOTORWAY—JUNCTION 25 AND HOLMESDALE TUNNEL TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State for Transport intends to make an Order on the M25 Motorway, in the London Borough of Enfield and the County of Essex, under sections 14(1)(a) and (7) and 15(2) of, and paragraph 27(1) of Schedule 9 to, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 because works are proposed to be executed on the road. The effect of the Order would be to authorise the following restrictions on the M25 between marker post 143.7 (west of Junction 25-A10) and marker post 151.8 (west of Junction 26-A121): (a) lane closures and the phased closure of lengths of both carriageways on this part of the M25; contraflow systems would be in operation on the carriageway that remains open, hard shoulder running would be authorised where this is in use as one lane of the motorway and vehicle width restrictions (over 6 feet 6 inches) would be in force in certain lanes; (b) to impose a temporary mandatory 40mph speed restriction on this length of the M25; this speed restriction would also apply to the slip roads leading to and from this section of the M25 that remain open; and (c) the closure of the slip road leading to the clockwise carriageway and the slip road leading from the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25 at Junction 25 (A10). These measures would be in the interests of road safety to enable contractors to undertake junction improvement work and to refurbish Holmesdale Tunnel. It is expected that the work would start on or after 6 May 2006 and last for up to 22 months. The Order would come into force on 6th May 2006 and continue until the work is completed. During the closures outlined at (c) above, traffic affected would be diverted anti-clockwise on the M25 to Junction 24 (A111) and return clockwise on the M25 to Junction 25. The lane closures, carriageway closures, contraflow systems, use of the hard shoulder, vehicle width restrictions, temporary mandatory speed restriction, slip road closures and diversion route would be clearly indicated by traffic signs throughout the works period. This notice supersedes a similar notice which was published in this paper in December 2005/January 2006. Enquiries relating to this notice only may be made in writing to Mr E Colgan, Major Projects Directorate, at the Highways Agency, 5 Broadway, Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1BL (e-mail: eamonn.colgan@highways.gsi.gov.uk) or by telephoning 08457 504030. http://www.highways.gov.uk For real time traffic information as a consequence of this Order please phone Traffic England on 08700 660115. BT landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute; calls from mobiles usually cost more. H Batty, Traffic Operations Directorate Highways Agency, Department for Transport  (Ref HA/M25/35/3/1706.)