M25 junction 28 Statutory Consultation

Closes 28 Jan 2019

Opened 3 Dec 2018


We are consulting on our proposals to improve junction 28 on the M25.

This follows on from our previous consultation in January 2017 and the Preferred Route Announcement in August 2017 - please visit the previous consultation page for more details.

Since then we have developed the scheme proposals and we would like to hear your feedback about the scheme.

A statutory consultation will run for eight weeks, from Monday 03 December 2018 and Monday 28 January 2019 and there are lots of ways you can tell us what you think.

 How to get involved

You can view our brochure and complete our online questionnaire or download a copy here to give us your feedback.

You can also get involved by visiting one of our public consultation exhibitions, by accessing our materials at an inspection point or visit one of our deposit locations between Monday 03 December 2018 and Monday 28 January 2018 (availability will depend on opening times) as shown below.

Public consultation exhibitions

Date Time Location Event
Wednesday 5 December 2018 1pm to 9pm Holiday Inn Brentwood CM14 5NF
Thursday 6 December 2018 9am to 8pm Holiday Inn Brentwood CM14 5NF
Tuesday 11 December 2018 9am to 9pm CEME Conference Centre Marsh Way, Rainham, Havering, RM13 8EU
Thursday 13 December 2018 9am to 1pm Thurrock services

Mobile Consultation Vehicle, Arterial Road, West Thurrock, Grays, RM16 3BG

Friday 14 December 2018 8.30am to 4pm Romford Market Mobile Consultation Vehicle, 98 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3ER
Saturday 15 December 2018 9am to 1pm Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Hall Mobile Consultation Vehicle, 7 High Street, Ingatestone, CM4 9ED
Monday 17 December 2018 1pm to 9pm MyPlace 343 Dagnam Park Drive, Romford, RM3 9EN
Tuesday 8 January 2019 9am to 9pm YMCA 29 Rush Green Road, Romford RM7 0PH
Saturday 12 January 2019 1.30pm to 7pm South Weald Parish Hall 85 London Road, Brentwood, CM14 4NP
Thursday 17 January 2019 10.30am to 9pm Havering Town Hall Romford, RM1 3BD
Friday 18 January 2019 9am to 8pm Havering Town Hall Romford, RM1 3BD

 Deposit locations

Location Address Consultation materials available
Romford Central Library St Edwards Way, Romford, RM1 3AR Brochures, response forms and consultation materials
Brentwood Library New Road, Brentwood, CM14 4BP Brochures, response forms and consultation materials
Chelmsford Library County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH Brochures, response forms and consultation materials
Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE Brochures and response forms only
Havering Town Hall Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD Brochures and response forms only
Central Park Leisure Centre Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 9LB Brochures and response forms only
Upminster Library 26 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, RM14 2BB Brochures and response forms only
Old Harlow Library 30 High Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0DW Brochures and response forms only
North Weald Library 138 High Road, North Weald, Epping, CM16 6BZ Brochures and response forms only
Epping Library St John's Road, Epping, CM16 5DN Brochures and response forms only
Harold Hill Library 19A Farnham Road, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8ED Brochures and response forms only
Gidea Park Library Balgores Lane, Gidea Park, RM2 6BS Brochures and response forms only
Shenfield Library Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, CM15 8NJ Brochures and response forms only
Hornchurch Library 44 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TB Brochures and response forms only

Please remember to submit your response form using the instructions provided or complete the form online.

Please respond using one of the following methods by 11.59pm on the 28 January 2019:

  1. Online: complete the response form here
  2. Complete the response form and return it to: FREEPOST M25 junction 28 improvement scheme
  3. Email your response to info@highwaysengland.co.uk
  4. Post: write to us at FREEPOST M25 junction 28 Improvement Scheme.

Why We Are Consulting

The need for improvements at junction 28

M25 junction 28 plays a vital role in connecting the M25 with the A12, as well as providing local access to Brentwood via the A1023 (Brook Street).

It’s a heavily used junction which features a roundabout mainly controlled by traffic lights. It is already operating at full capacity, with traffic queues and lengthy delays, resulting in longer and increasingly unreliable journey times for motorists.

Up to 7,500 vehicles per hour currently travel through the roundabout at peak times. With this level of traffic junction 28 is often operating at, or close to capacity, resulting in traffic queues and delays. In recent years there have been a number of incidents, which create additional delays and disruption to traffic along the M25, A12 and local roads.

The A1023 (Brook Street) arm of the roundabout is the only approach not controlled by traffic lights. After leaving the roundabout to travel along Brook Street, motorists pass through the traffic lights at the Nags Head Lane and Mascalls Lane junctions. During peak times both of these junctions operate at capacity and queues of traffic regularly develop along Brook Street and often back on to the roundabout. These queues can further block the entry and exit roads to the M25 and A12.

Traffic in the area is expected to increase by up to 40% by 2037, so without intervention, conditions will continue to deteriorate.

If we don’t improve junction 28, by 2037 we can expect:

  1. Increased congestion and lengthy queues – with delays at least five times longer than experienced now
  2. A 25% reduction in average speeds through the junction (excluding M25 and A12 mainline)
  3. Widespread disruption following incidents
  4. Constraints on future growth opportunities
  5. Local air quality issues to deteriorate further.

Your views are important

We want to hear your views about our preferred route and you can find out more about this scheme by speaking to members of the project team by attending one of our public consultation exhibitions.

This eight week public consultation period provides a key opportunity for you to have your say on the scheme. We will review and consider all comments received.

Please read our consultation brochure or other materials below and give us your views using the online questionnaire via the link below.

View the Scheme Context Plan.

View the Scheme Plan.

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