M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

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M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

Post by M4 Cardiff » Thu Jun 01, 2017 20:22

Noticed some works off the side of the M25 near Maple Cross (between J16 and J17) earlier this week. Sign boards indicate that the works will take approx 18 months. At the moment, there's a 50 limit northbound, but no special limit southbound and it only goes on for about a mile at most.

Anyone local know what is being done?
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Post by frediculous_biggs » Thu Jun 01, 2017 22:53

Roadworks.org suggests it is this. They have it for 1 month for HS2 enabling works (is that starting already?!)
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Re: M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

Post by Glom » Fri Jun 02, 2017 07:26

How exciting! It must about the only section of HS2 that's above ground.

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Post by Haydn1971 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 09:47

At this stage, it's probably geological and ecology related surveys rather than anything physical - there's a series of pylons nearby that may need moving as part of the HS2/M25 crossing, could also be related.
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M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

Post by Haydn1971 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:08

Just had a nosy at the HS2 parliamentary plans - there's two bits of work that look suspiciously like temporary slip roads to a large site area just to the east of the M25 - My educated guess is that the current 1 month works are the geotechnical investigations for these temporary slip roads, with the 18 month works period to build them and an associated temporary bridge. The slips being used as direct access to the eastern end of the tunnel that extends 13.5km to the northwest of the tunnel portal just east of the M25

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Re: M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

Post by ChrisH » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:19

Haydn1971 wrote:Just had a nosy at the HS2 parliamentary plans - there's two bits of work that look suspiciously like temporary slip roads to a large site area just to the east of the M25 - My educated guess is that the current 1 month works are the geotechnical investigations for these temporary slip roads, with the 18 month works period to build them and an associated temporary bridge. The slips being used as direct access to the eastern end of the tunnel that extends 13.5km to the northwest of the tunnel portal just east of the M25
That's my understanding as well.

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Re: M25 Roadworks - Maple Cross area

Post by c2R » Thu Aug 10, 2017 20:42

I drove past today, there's definitely a temporary sliproad being constructed.
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