M25: Live traffic updates as road closed between junctions 10 and 11 with delays building

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National Highways are reporting increasing delays on a major motorway due to a historic closure.

The section of the M25, between junctions 10 and 11, is shut until Monday morning at 6am. National Highways is carrying out a project to demolish a bridge and build a new gantry.

Pompey fans are set to be caught up in the traffic jams, as nearly 4,000 supporters are due to make the trip to the top of the table League One clash against Peterborough United at the Weston Homes Stadium. As previously reported in The News, National Highways said modelling in the planning stages showed delays of up to five hours without mitigation measures - including asking drivers to avoid the area.

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The M25 between junctions 10 and 11 will be closed this weekend. Pompey fans are set to get caught up in the traffic on their trip to Peterborough. Picture: Simon Turner/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty ImagesThe M25 between junctions 10 and 11 will be closed this weekend. Pompey fans are set to get caught up in the traffic on their trip to Peterborough. Picture: Simon Turner/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images
The M25 between junctions 10 and 11 will be closed this weekend. Pompey fans are set to get caught up in the traffic on their trip to Peterborough. Picture: Simon Turner/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images | Getty Images

In its most recent update on X, formerly known as Twitter, National Highways said there is now two miles of congestion, which is expected to increase. Discussing the closure and the diversion route, National Highways said on its website: "Taking the M25 in the other direction to avoid our closure is also an option. Either way, if you do travel, please leave a lot of extra time for your journey.

"We carefully plan all our closures to limit disruption, but sometimes it's not possible to carry out all the work that's needed without a closure. We have planned all our closures to avoid holiday periods and key events in the area. The work needs to be carried out now to continue the good progress on the delivery of the scheme which is due to open to traffic next summer." This is the first daytime closure of the motorway, which encircles London, since 1986.

You can follow live updates of the traffic situation by scrolling to the bottom of this article.

M25 traffic blog

Key Events

  • An 11 and a half mile stretch of the M25 is currently closed.
  • The closure is in place between junctions 10 and 11.
  • National Highways is issuing updates on the traffic delays

The gantry on the M25 has been installed, with National Highways reporting the works remain on schedule.

The bridge demolition continued throughout the night.

National Highways said they are making good progress on the works on the M25.

National Highways update

National Highways has issued an update regarding the progress of the infrastructure works.

They said: "Work is progressing and we're preparing to lift the first half of the new gantry into place

"Delays continue on approach to the closure #M25 both directions between J10 & J11

"We advise only to travel if necessary and follow the diversion route if you must undertake your journey."

The diversion routes for the M25 are as follows:

1. Junction 10 - Junction 11: North bound A3 to Painshill Junction, A245 towards Woking, and then A320 to M25 Junction 11.

2. Junction 11 - Junction 10: A320 south towards Woking, A245 towards Byfleet and Painshill junction, Southbound A3 to Junction 10.

Current M25 situation

National Highways reports there is now two miles of congestion on the M25, with delays building.

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