M23 Junction 7 Statutory Instrument Consultation – Slip Road Speed Limit

We are proposing to reduce the speed limit on the north-bound slip road of the M23 motorway in Surrey where it joins the A23. The current speed limit is 70mph and our proposal is to reduce it to 50mph.

Latest updates

  • 05 June 2024

    Speed limit consultation deadline extended to 8 July 2024

    As a result of the recently announced general election, the public consultation has now been extended until midnight, Monday 8 July 2024.

    To find out more and have your say, visit our M23 Junction 7 Statutory Instrument Consultation.

Project information


The M23 motorway located in West Sussex and Surrey, runs from Crawley to the M25 near London. The M23 northbound carriageway joins the A23 just south of Hooley village in Surrey. The A23 runs through Hooley village. 

As part of an overall plan to reduce road traffic casualties in Hooley Village, we are proposing to reduce the speed limit on the exit slip road of the M23 to the A23 from 70mph to 50mph.  

Speed is currently a significant contributory factor to collisions resulting in personal injury in Hooley village. These types of collisions are far higher than the national average for this type of road. Safety is our top priority with a long-term goal of achieving a zero-harm network. 

This is your opportunity to have your say on our proposal through our Citizen Space page. 

Our consultation runs from 3 May until the 8 July 2024. 

M23 Junction 7 Slip Road Speed Limit map

Safer roads. Over the past five years data shows that the number of collisions occurring in Hooley village, resulting in personal injury, is far higher than the national average for the type of road. Speeding vehicles are a large contributing factor. The reduction in the speed limit on the M23/A23 northbound slip road will enable a graduated reduction in speed to match speed reductions being introduced through Hooley village by the local authority. 


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