Latest update from Highways England on their proposals to improve the M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange.
“We have now started some minor work and surveys that will help us be better prepared for construction, should we get approval in May from the Secretary of State. If we do not get approval, we can return these areas to the same condition they were in before. From April, we will be doing some work at Nutberry Fruit Farm to make sure we protect any wildlife on site if work goes ahead. We’ll also be doing surveys to check the ground for anything of interest to our archaeology teams. This site would become our project office, so we will also be putting in place some utility connections like electricity.
“If the works go ahead, we will use air quality monitors to measure for road traffic pollutant (nitrogen dioxide), dust and particles. We are putting these monitors in place now to start collecting the baseline information to measure ourselves against in the future.
“We will also be digging some small holes to confirm the location of existing utilities, such as gas mains to help inform our plans.
“Junction 10 is the busiest section of the M25. Due to the volume of traffic and the resulting queues, this area of our network has a very poor safety record and holds one of the highest collision rates across the Highways England network.
“Our proposals will reduce delays, smooth traffic flow and create safer journeys for all. A final decision on whether or not the scheme will go ahead is due from the Secretary of State in May 2021.
Keeping you informed
“You can find out more about our plans and keep up to date with the project on our dedicated webpage: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/m25j10
. There is also the opportunity for you to sign up to updates via the webpage.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported us with the air quality monitoring stations. You might spot them around the area, like one outside Cobham Veterinary Centre."