Junction 8 upgrade: start date unknown

reigate.uk

There’s still no start date for a project to improve Junction 8 of the M25, which will include upgrades to traffic signals and an additional lane on the north side of the roundabout.

Changes at the top of Reigate Hill will see the two southbound lanes that come off the roundabout merge just before the Wray Lane junction, with the creation of a third slip lane to Gatton Bottom that will start just after the bus stop.

At least as recently as August last year Highways England was giving “April 2021” as the start date on the project webpage, but that now simply reads “TBC”.

Asked about timing, a Highways England spokesperson told reigate.uk last week: “The improvement scheme for M25 Junction 8 has completed its detailed design stage.  

Currently our work has seen us complete the construction of other high priority schemes within our programme, including the improvements at M25 Junction 13, with work underway at the A30 Crooked Billet junction in Surrey. 

“We know congestion at M25 Junction 8 is still a concern, and we will look for the opportunity to move the improvements for Junction 8 to a start of construction when we are able to.”

The project has been put back on several occasions over recent years.