M25 J8-9 Noise: Update
Prospective MP for Reigate, Surrey County Councillor Rebecca Paul has updated on noise reduction on the M25 concrete section between Junctions 8 and 9 at Leatherhead.
"Some positive news!! Following my correspondence with National Highways on the unacceptabe noise levels caused by the gaps in the concrete road surface, I’m delighted to say that work is now starting to repair some of these joints.
The first phase of work will take place throughout September on an approx. 300m section of the clockwise carriageway between J8 and 9. This work will restore the joints resulting in a narrower joint, helping to reduce noise as vehicles travel over them and improve the overall driving experience. The work will take place overnight and closures will be in place accordingly from 10pm to 5am on week nights (and overnight on Sat 9th September).
The second phase of work will involve using a technique called Next Generation Concrete Surfacing (NGCS), which creates a smooth and uniform surface profile and further reduces noise. This work is planned for 2024. If successful (after monitoring), this technique will be applied over a larger area more broadly.
I’m so pleased that National Highways have recognised the importance of the noise issue for residents living in villages close to the M25 and are now moving ahead with much needed works. Thank you National Highways.
This 300m stretch is an important first step in trialing a new technique that hopefully will address noise concerns without compromising road safety. Once I have further information on when the remainder of the road surface between J8 and J9 may be repaired I will update you accordingly.”