Traffic for hard shoulder?

The Highways Agency has begun a consultation on controversial plans to use the hard shoulder as a lane for cars and lorries on the M25.

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Resurfacing begins for M25 in Kent

The Highways Agency will start resurfacing roads in Kent on Wednesday to provide smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

The overnight resurfacing is taking place between junction 4 in Orpington and junction 5 in Sevenoaks.

Sections of the carriageway will be resurfaced and the white lines and road studs renewed.

Weather permitting, the work will be completed by Friday 2th May.

The new surface and cats eyes will provide smoother and safer journeys for the many drivers that rely on this busy route. We have planned to carry out the work overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption.”

– Tommy Whittingham, Highways Agency Asset Manager

The work will be carried out overnight between 10pm and 5.30am, Monday to Thursday, and between 11pm and 6am on Friday nights.


CCTV of cyclist caught riding his bike on M25

Police have released CCTV of a cyclist who caused travel chaos after a phone app directed him to Britain's busiest motorway in the rush hour.

The misguided rider ended up pedalling for some miles on the southern section of the M25 in Surrey.

With drivers, and others, taking to Twitter to give their views of the man, there were long hold-ups for morning traffic on the often-clogged motorway.

One police officer tweeted that the cyclist had been seen between junctions 12 and 13 of the motorway. He was eventually removed from the motorway and given a £50 fine.


Hard shoulder will be removed from parts of M25

Now, if you've ever broken down on the motorway you'll know how frightening it can be to feel stranded on the side of the carriageway.

Well, under new plans to convert hard shoulders into extra lanes on two of the region's motorways, drivers will be forced to pull over onto the verge or into the central reservation.

The Highways Agency are to press ahead a year early with removing the hard shoulder on the M25 between junctions 5 and 7. They will allow the lane to be used as an extra traffic carriageway. It's a cheaper alternative to easing congestion - but what's the safety cost?. Mike Pearse reports.

Crane fire causes delays on M25

The fire broke out a short time ago Credit: @depicus

A mobile crane fire is causing problems on the M25 this morning.

Two lanes are closed and traffic is queueing due to the fire clockwise after J1B A282 / A296 Princes Road (Dartford).

The mobile crane is well alight Credit: @depicus

Lanes one and two are closed as the fire brigade attend a mobile crane fire on the hard shoulder.

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