Update on M25 noise
We received a great deal of feedback from residents following the earlier Bulletin articles on increased noise from the M25. Cllr John Tyler been in contact with National Highways, who are responsible for the M25. They recently informed him that –
‘We appreciate that noise from vehicles using the motorway affects people’s peace and comfort, as well as posing risks to their health and well-being. We now install noise mitigation measures as standard on our road schemes. (We have) …plans to do further resurfacing during this summer 2022 between junctions 27 and 30 at various locations. Regarding the southbound/clockwise carriageway on the M25 between junctions 29 and 30, there are further overnight resurfacing works planned from 18 July to 8 August 2022….Better surfaces will …help to reduce noise for many years to come. Please note these works are subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control, such as weather or incidents on our network, which means that our resources need to be deployed elsewhere.’
Whilst the resurfacing will hopefully have a positive effect, it will obviously not be the whole solution. We will continue to liaise with National Highways regarding further measures that can be introduced to reduce noise and pollution.