A £100 million project to improve a key junction on the M25 has been completed.
The project to upgrade junction 30 of the M25, where it meets the A13 in Essex, is now open to traffic.
The scheme has seen the A13 through the junction widened to four lanes in each direction, new dedicated link roads created and existing slip roads improved. Technology, drainage, safety barriers and lighting on the M25 have also been upgraded as part of the improvements.
Lizzie Cooper, Highways England project manager, said: “Upgrading such a busy part of the network is a hugely complex task, and we have worked hard to bring it in ahead of our original schedule and on budget. I’d like to thank our partners in Essex for their support throughout construction, as well as drivers on the A13 and M25 for their patience as we delivered these vital improvements.
“Investing in infrastructure upgrades like this shows that Britain is open for business, and the vital road improvement that Highways England has successfully delivered here will keep drivers moving and help unlock the multi-billion pound regeneration of the Lower Thames Valley.”