Parapet replacement M25 Chorleywood UK
United Kingdom – Work to replace parapets on the M25, junctions 17 to 18 at Chorleywood, will begin on 30 May 2006 and be completed by 31 October 2006.
The existing parapets will be replaced by new parapets in line with current standards, which will improve safety on the flyover.
During the 24-hour working there will be three narrow lanes and a 40mph speed restriction and no hard shoulder in both directions for the safety of drivers and the workforce. Night time lane closures and slip road closures will also take place for some work on the parapet replacement.
During the full closures of the slip road leading to the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25 from the A404 at Junction 18, traffic will be diverted to Junction 19 on the clockwise carriageway, leaving at Hunton Bridge roundabout (A41/A411) and return west to the anti-clockwise carriageway on the M25 to Junction 18.
Highways Agency project sponsor, Paul Williams, said: "We are replacing the existing parapets with ones in line with current safety standards. This will improve the safety for users of the M25."
- 1. 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.
- 2. The Highways Agency traffic information website is at www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo
- 3. For real-time traffic information, the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated telephone service is on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; mobile calls usually cost more)
- 4. For general information about the Highways Agency and its work, visit the Highways Agency website www.highways.gov.uk or telephone the Highways Agency information line on 08457 50 40 30 (Calls from BT landlines to 0845 numbers will cost no more than 4p per minute; mobile calls usually cost more. Service operates: 8am – 8pm weekdays, 9am – 5pm weekends).
During 2003 and 2004, three road workers were killed and 27 seriously injured in the course of their work on Highways Agency roads.
For the safety of all road users and roadworkers, drivers approaching roadworks are advised to:
- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.