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Huge fine after M25 surveyor death

22/03/2012

Costain has been fined £250,000 for safety failings after a surveyor was killed by a reversing lorry during work to widen the M25 near Dartford.

Site prep work starts on £247m motorway

12/09/2012

Site preparatory work for a major upgrade on the M25 between Kent and Surrey will start next week.

Firms wanted for £75m M25 works

02/10/2012

Firms are being invited to bid for a £75m civils framework as part of major improvement works on the M25 including a revamp of the Dartford River Crossing toll plaza.

Start date for £321m M25 upgrade

07/01/2013

Balfour Beatty and Skanska have been awarded a £321m design and construction contract to upgrade sections of the M25 for the Highways Agency.

M25 improvement works enter new stage

17/06/2013

A scheme that will see extra capacity added to the M25 on the Kent/Surrey border is about to move to a new phase.

Heat could be cause of M25 junction closure

16/07/2013

The M25 in Hertfordshire came to a standstill on Sunday (14 July) after a “ridge” formed across the carriageway.

First superspan gantry installed on M25

23/08/2013

The first superspan gantry has been lifted into place on the M25.

Golden anniversary at Dartford Crossing

18/11/2013

The 50th anniversary of the opening of the west bore tunnel at the Dartford Crossing has been marked today (Monday 18 November).

Minister visits Connect Plus for winter resilience check up

23/12/2013

Connect Plus, the company which finances, operates and upgrades the 400km M25 network on behalf of the Highways Agency, welcomed Roads Minister Robert Goodwill last week.

M25 works progressing well

27/12/2013

Schemes to upgrade the northern and southern sections of the M25 are progressing well with sections of ‘smart motorway’ set to go live from spring 2014.  

Contractors invited to bid for M25/J30 scheme

20/01/2014

The Highways Agency is inviting contractors to tender for the M25 J30/A13 Corridor Congestion Relieving Scheme in Essex.

Cyclist fined after satnav takes him onto M25

26/02/2014

A cyclist has been fined and given police advice after a satellite navigation system on his mobile phone took him onto the M25.

New repair system used for M25 repairs

02/04/2014

Stirling Lloyd is using a new extrusion based joint repair system to help reinstate major sections of the M25.

First section of permanent smart motorway goes live

11/04/2014

The first section of a new generation of motorways has opened on the M25 today (14 April).

New section of smart motorway to open

24/04/2014

Another section of smart motorway will open on the M25 in Kent and Surrey next week.

New section of smart motorway opens

30/04/2014

The latest section of smart motorway has opened on the M25 in Kent and Surrey today (Wednesday 30 April).

M25 could be upgraded under Heathrow expansion plans

14/05/2014

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport could see a new section of the M25 tunnelled and upgraded alongside the existing section, increasing capacity without disrupting road users.

Motorist clocked speeding at 149mph on M25

28/05/2014

A motorist on the M25 at Swanley was clocked speeding at 149mph – the highest speed recorded by a speed camera in England and Wales between April 2013 and May 2014.

Osborne goes pink

05/06/2014

Osborne, one of the UK’s leading construction companies, has undergone a rebrand.

M25 worker crushed to death by reversing bulldozer

14/07/2014

Slough-based J McArdle Contracts Ltd and a bulldozer operator have been fined after a worker was run over and killed while working on the M25 widening project.

Lorry fire causes M25 delays

22/08/2014

A lorry fire caused a section of the M25 in Essex to be closed yesterday (Thursday 21 August) after causing damage to the road surface.

Osborne completes waterproofing work

15/09/2014

Osborne recently completed emergency waterproofing repairs to the M25 Woldingham Rail Bridge in Oxted, near to junction 6 of the M25 in Surrey, in a single overnight lane closure.

Onboard camera captures moment lorry and car collide on M25

23/10/2014

Footage captured by a lorry’s onboard camera shows the moment a car became wedged across the front of its cab on the M25.

Connect Plus completes joint replacement scheme on QEII Bridge

30/10/2014

Connect Plus, the company responsible for managing and upgrading the M25 network, has this month completed the installation of new bridge expansion joints on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Dartford.

Final section of M25 ‘smart motorway’ completed early

10/11/2014

Skanska Balfour Beatty, a construction joint venture working on behalf of Connect Plus for the Highways Agency, has completed a £1.3bn upgrade of the M25 motorway 36 weeks ahead of schedule.

Section of M25 collapses following overnight roadworks

14/11/2014

Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey have been closed off this morning (14 November 2014) after a section of the motorway collapsed following overnight roadworks.

HA apologises for M25 failings

29/01/2015

The Highways Agency has apologised for a series of failings after a section of the M25 in Surrey collapsed causing huge delays for motorists in November last year.

Video: Man jailed for driving in wrong direction on M25

04/02/2015

A man has been banned from driving for three years and handed a 14 month sentence in a young offenders’ institute after being caught driving for nine miles the wrong way on the M25 and the A2 in Kent.

Work to start on £100m M25 junction improvement

18/02/2015

A £100 million project to improve a junction on the M25 will start next weekend.

Study into performance of M25 launched by DfT

03/03/2016

A new study that will look at ways to improve the performance of the transport network between junctions 10 and 16 of the M25 has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Plans for M25 “smart junctions”

12/04/2016

A series of “smart” junctions are set to be introduced in a bid to cut congestion on the M25, according to reports.

Major M25 junction upgrade completed

02/12/2016

A £100 million project to improve a key junction on the M25 has been completed.

M25 sinkholes repaired in time for rush hour

11/06/2019

Highways England and its partners Connect Plus Services reacted quickly to repair two sinkholes on the M25 on Monday night in time for morning rush hour.

Firms set to clean up as M25 gets the vacuum treatment

30/09/2019

A new vehicle-mounted vacuum litter picker is set to change the way the UK’s busiest motorway is cleaned, Balfour Beatty has said.

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