Fin-tastic fish relocation work on the M25 junction 28 scheme
18 Aug 2023
A temporary new habitat for wildlife in Weald Brook
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It’s been a busy start to the month for our project team on the M25 junction 28, who’ve had the challenge of balancing the delivery of the essential improvement scheme, while protecting the wildlife and biodiversity surrounding it.
To start installing steel girders for the new Maylands and Grove bridges, the team need to temporarily divert the Weald Brook. No expense was spared for the water’s inhabitants, as approximately 600 fish and 12 other species were painstakingly relocated to a new home.
Ecologists found a 50cm long European eel and several Bullhead fish, which are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.
The brook will be returned to its natural route and its residents moved back in once the works are complete. We’ll be keeping you up to date with progress over on the project webpage here https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/south-east/m25-junction-28-improvements/