Highways England has released information on the improvements they are proposing to junction 28 and the dates of the public consultations.
The scheme brochure explains
Junction 28 plays a vital role 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.
Up to 7,500 vehicles per hour currently travel through the roundabout at peak times. It is already operating at capacity, motorists regularly experience congestion and delays.
Our research shows that traffic in the area is expected to increase by up to 30% by 2037, with more than 9,000 vehicles per hour travelling through the roundabout at peak times.
Without intervention, there will be further deterioration in traffic conditions:
- Delays will be at least 5 times greater
- Average speeds will be reduced by 25%
There are 3 possible options that they are considering:
The scheme could cost anywhere between £61.3m – £79.8m. Consultant dates are as follows:
|Thursday 17 November||Harold Hill Community Centre||2:30pm to 6:00pm||Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 9LB|
|Friday 18 November||Harold Hill Community Centre||10:00am to 4:00pm||Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 9LB|
|Friday 9 December||South Weald Parish Hall||2:00pm to 8:00pm||85 London Road, Brentwood, CM14 4NP|
|Thursday 15 December||Harold Wood Neighbourhood Centre||10:00am to 4:00pm||The Old School, Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, Romford, RM3 0QA|
|Wednesday 4 January||Holiday Inn||6:30am to 10:00pm||Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF|
|Thursday 5 January||Holiday Inn||11:00am to 9:00pm||Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5NF|
Information taken from the Highways.gov.uk website.