Graham wins £124m contract for improvement works on M25 scheme


UK-based civil engineering contractor Graham has been awarded a contract worth £124m from Highways England for improvement works on junction 28 of the M25.

The project is situated between Brentwood and Romford, on the border of London Borough of Havering and Brentwood Borough Council.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the design and construction of a critical improvement work to junction 28 of the M25, between the M25 and the A12 in Essex.

Early design works on the project have already commenced in winter last year, with construction on the scheme planned to begin by spring 2022, subject to the decision for an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

The other significant improvement works on the scheme include a new two-lane loop road with hard shoulder for traffic travelling from M25 to A12, and works on A12 eastbound to maintain the existing access to Maylands Golf Course.

Work also involves an overbridge at the A12 eastbound exit road, as well as widening of the M25 anti-clockwise carriageway to provide for the proposed exit road.

According to Graham, the M25 junction 28 is heavily used and currently features a roundabout mainly controlled by traffic lights, and about 7,500 vehicles currently travel per hour through the roundabout at peak times.

The company said that traffic in this area is estimated to increase by up to 40% by 2037; therefore, without intervention, conditions will continue to deteriorate.

GRAHAM Highways director Dave Brown said: “This is another significant scheme for us to be awarded and last of the three schemes to sign in the package following signing of the M25 Junction 25 and M2 Junction 5 schemes.

“It is testament to our growing reputation in the highways sector that we have been chosen as contractor for another important improvement scheme in the south-east of England.”


M25 JUNCTION 28. (Credit: GRAHAM Group.)


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