The M25 junction 25 improvement Holmesdale Tunnel Refurbishment work is progressing very well and is two months ahead of programme. From the beginning of July the junction improvement of the new third lane eastbound will be open, the contra flow will be removed and the temporary speed limit raised to 50mph during the day. We aim to open the temporary closed east side slip roads in August.
Highways Agency project sponsor Eamonn Colgan said: “We are very pleased with the way the work is progressing and, as a result, have been able to open the new eastbound third lane and lift the contra flow. This will be a great benefit to motorists. “We still have work to complete in the Tunnel but we have simplified the traffic management and are able raise the speed limit from 40 to 50mph the during the day. This will reduce delays, but at 50mph it is important that drivers keep their distance, most delays recently have been caused by incidents when drivers follow far too close to vehicles in front.” We have reprogrammed some works into night time to deliver the new third lane early and for your and road worker safety there will be a clearly signed 40 mph speed limit during this work . We have completed 1.5million working hours with out a reportable road worker accident and it is important that drivers contribute by obeying the speed limits. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. It manages, maintains and improves England’s motorways and trunk roads on behalf of the Secretary of State. The £75 million project is being carried out by Costain and supervised by Mouchel Parkman on behalf of the Highways Agency. The M25 Jct 25 Holmesdale Scheme began in May 2006. Work involves improvement to Jct 25 and complete refurbishment and upgrade of Holmesdale Tunnel.