Public exhibition on M25 widening project

AN exhibition about the next stage of the M25 widening works opens to the public tomorrow (Friday).

The Highways Agency began work to widen the motorway from three lanes to four between junctions 16 and 23 in April 2009.

Work on the next phase of the project, between junctions 21a and 23 – the M1 spur at St Albans and the A1(M) junction at South Mimms – is due to begin in June.

And you can find out more about the plans at the London Colney Community Centre, in Caledon Road, over the coming days.

The exhibition will run from 3.30pm to 9pm tomorrow (Friday) and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Highways Agency senior project manager Geoff Chatfield said: “The M25 is one of Europe’s busiest motorways.

“This major improvement work will deliver much-needed capacity and road users will benefit from reduced congestion, improved journey time reliability and safety.

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“We are on schedule to complete the current phase in May and will begin the final phase in June.”

He added: “The exhibitions will give people the chance to find out more about the next phase, to speak to the project team about how the work is progressing, how we are looking to minimise the impact of the work on the local community, and how we will keep traffic moving.”

Three lanes will be open in both directions during the widening work, although an 50mph average speed restriction will be in place.