M25 junction 23
Improving junction 23 of the M25 by increasing capacity.
Work will see widening of the A1 southbound merge slip road to provide a two-lane entry to the A1 south and a new footway for pedestrians from the BP service station to the existing footway adjacent to the roundabout.
The scheme incudes an upgrade to the traffic signal timings to improve traffic flow through the junction. There will be a new lane at the Bignells Corner exit from South Mimms services with widening of the M25 westbound exit slip road to accommodate an additional lane on the approach to the junction to reduce congestion.
The M25 junction 23 is controlled by traffic signals, and is where the M25, A1, A1(M) and A1081 meet. Junction 23 is operating over its design capacity, which leads to congestion, queuing traffic and journey delays during peak hours. The junction 23 scheme also provides for safety improvements within its design as well as a more free-ﬂowing network with reduced congestion and more reliable journey times.