M25 closure: Drivers issued pressing ULEZ warning as motorway to shut | UK | News | EUROtoday

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Drivers have been issued an pressing warning to make sure they don’t get caught out with a ULEZ wonderful when the M25 closes on Friday.

The motorway will shut from 9pm on Friday, May 10 to 6am on Monday, May 13 between junctions 9 and 10 and drivers have been warned to stay to the official diversion or face a wonderful.

National Highways has advised drivers of non-Ulez-compliant automobiles getting into the clear air zone they won’t be charged so long as they keep on the marked route, however will in any other case be responsible for the £12.50 cost in the event that they observe their satnav for an tried shortcut.

Only petrol automobiles greater than 18 years outdated or diesel automobiles that are greater than 9 years outdated are responsible for the cost applied by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, which was expanded to cowl the entire of Greater London final yr.

The diversion to rejoin the motorway runs for 19 miles alongside A-roads in Surrey and Greater London.

Jonathan Wade, a National Highways senior challenge supervisor, advised the PA information company: “Although the cameras will be active, no enforcement action will be taken.

“However, if you ignore the diversion signs and do your own thing, then if your vehicle’s not compliant, you do run the risk of getting caught.”

The visitors company has urged all drivers to observe the primary path to minimise the chance of rural gridlock, with 1000’s of automobiles usually utilizing the stretch of motorway each hour.

This weekend is the second of 5 deliberate closures of the M25 in a £317m works scheme, after the primary ever deliberate daytime shutdown in March on the neighbouring stretch from junctions 10 to 11.

The closure of the busy south-western stretch has introduced fears of lengthy delays and congestion for 1000’s of drivers.

Work will see concrete beams for a brand new bridge and a brand new gantry lifted into place.