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Traffic bulletin: Abnormal load travelling on M25 and M1

02 September 2013 10:00

Highways Agency

Road users planning to travel on the anti-clockwise M25 in Essex and Hertfordshire and the northbound M1 in Bedfordshire on Sunday (8 September) are advised that a slow moving vehicle with an abnormal load will be travelling in the area.

The vehicle will travel from Tilbury Docks in Essex to Sundon in Bedfordshire via the A1089 in Tilbury, the westbound A13, the anti-clockwise M25 and the M1 up to junction 12 from where it will complete its journey to Sundon.

The vehicle will be straddling two lanes and restricted to 10mph speed limits when passing junctions and crossing bridges. Police will escort the vehicle throughout its journey.

Its journey will start at approximately 3am on Sunday morning, when it leaves the Tilbury Docks; it is expected to be on the M25 between 4am and 6.30am, during which time it will pass through the major improvement scheme between junctions 25 and 23. It is expected to arrive in Sundon by 7.30am.

Road users are advised to plan their journeys before they set out, and to leave extra time if they are going to be affected by this vehicle’s journey.

Notes to Editors

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.
- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.
- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the south east region follow us @HAtraffic_seast or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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