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Major improvements planned at Romford junction of the M25 to reduce accidents at busy roundabout

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 December 2018

Proposals to tackle congestion at the Brook Street Roundabout in Romford will go on show this week. Photo: Highways England

Proposals to tackle congestion at the Brook Street Roundabout in Romford will go on show this week. Photo: Highways England

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Proposals to tackle congestion at the Brook Street Roundabout – Romford’s M25 junction – will go on show this week.

Under the plans, junction 28 of the M25, where the motorway meets the A12 near Brentwood will be reconfigured to improve traffic flow.

A new two-lane link road will be created for traffic leaving the M25 for the A12 and a short section of the M25 will be widened with the eastbound A12 interchange at the junction being redesigned to reduce congestion.

Eve Herrington, Highways England project manager, said: “Improving this junction will mean better journeys for the drivers who use it – up to 7,500 of them every hour at peak times.

“It will increase capacity and cut the risk of accidents, both of which will improve people’s journeys and boost the economy. I encourage anyone who uses this junction, or who lives or works nearby to find out more and let us know what they think.”

The scheme will connect the M25 with the A12 as well as providing access to Brentwood via the A1023 in Brook Street. The lane markings and destination signage on the roundabout will also be reconfigured.

A public consultation on the options was previously held from Wednesday, November 16 2016 to Friday, January 6 2017. A total of 228 responses were received during this period.

More than 90 per cent of people taking part agreed improvements were needed at the junction, with nearly half of respondents backing option 5F, which involves the provision of a new two-lane loop.

There will be public information events on Tuesday, December 11 at the CEME Conference Centre in Marsh Way, Rainham from 9am to 9pm, and on Monday December 17 at MyPlace in Dagnam Park Drive from 1pm to 9pm and Tuesday, January 8 at the YMCA in Rush Green Road from 9am to 9pm.

In addition there will be a mobile consultation vehicle in Romford’s Market Place on Friday, December 14 from 8.30am to 4pm.

Details on the plans along with the consultation response form will be available online from today until 28 January 2019 at highwaysengland.co.uk/m25j28.

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