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A brand new map of the M25 exhibits the numerous extent of the subsequent anticipated spherical of closures.

The visitors artery will shut for the second time in three months this coming May, with closures extending between two junctions.

Construction crews are putting in a 16-tonne bridge within the space, which National Highways warns will trigger “long delays”.

The newest spherical of delays follows related widespread closures on the M25 from March 15 required by the final spherical of building.

But this time, whereas maps present a number of miles value of closures, officers anticipate it is going to be “far from a repeat” of the earlier spherical.

Construction crews would require seven miles of the motorway to close between junctions 9 (A243 Leatherhead) and 10 (A3 Wisley).

The closures will final three days, from 9pm on Friday, May 10, to 6am on Monday, May 13. National Highways has suggested motorists to solely journey down the stretch if obligatory.

The diversion shall be practically thrice the gap of the closed stretch, spanning 19 miles on the A3 and A243.

Jonathan Wade, the senior oroject supervisor for National Highways, mentioned the alternate routes will differ relying on the kind of automobile.

He mentioned: “This is far from a repeat of the previous closure, as the alternative routes are longer and will be different for over-height vehicles and all other traffic.

“Drivers listened to our recommendation final time which diminished motorway visitors ranges by over two-thirds and meant delays had been restricted.”

He added: “Our recommendation once more is please solely journey if completely obligatory and be sure you give your self further time for those who do select to make use of the M25.”

The Junction 10 enchancment scheme is designed to extend the variety of lanes on which individuals can journey whereas making it simpler and safer to exit the motorway.

There aren’t any extra closures scheduled for June, however three extra will observe between July and the tip of 2024.