Major works planned for the M25 Wisley junction have been revealed – and Elmbridge residents are being asked to give their views.

Highways England launched a consultation on Monday, February 12, with the £100-million proposals expected to cut journey times and reduce the number of crashes.

The plans include redesigning the interchange between the M25 and the A3 to create four link roads for drivers turning left, and creating a new, larger junction roundabout for those turning right.

Highways England regional delivery director for the South East, Chris Welby-Everard, said: “This consultation will help determine the final proposals we end up taking forward for planning permission, so I’d encourage anyone with an interest to get involved and have their say.

“Around 100,000 drivers each day use this busy junction to switch between the M25 and A3, with a further 170,000 drivers passing through the junction daily, often getting caught up in rush hour congestion and tailbacks.”

Crashes would be expected to fall by 46 per cent, and journey times at the junction could fall by five minutes during rush hour.

Mr Welby-Everard said: “We have worked hard on developing the plans further since we announced the preferred option last year. As well as making a real difference to peoples’ journeys, we are proposing better, safer access for the local roads that currently turn directly on to the A3 and offering significantly upgraded crossing points for people on foot, by bike or on horseback and making sure we respect the protected environments nearby. This consultation is an excellent chance to help shape our plans.”

The consultation is open until March 26, after which Highways England will apply for planning permission.

After this, the Planning Inspectorate will examine the proposals and consult further; then it will make a recommendation to the Transport Secretary, who will make the final decision.

Public events will be held in Elmbridge at the following:

• Cobham Hilton – Friday, February 23 from 12pm to 7.30pm

• Cobham Hilton – Saturday, February 23 from 10am to 5pm

• Cobham Village Hall – Friday, March 2 from 2pm to 7.30pm

• Cobham Village Hall – Saturday, March 3 from 3.30pm to 8pm

• Cobham Services – Friday, March 16 from 8am to 8pm

• Cobham Services – Friday, March 23 from 8am to 8pm

Brochures and questionnaires are available at Elmbridge Council Civic Centre in Esher, County Hall in Kingston, Cobham Library, Walton Library and Byfleet Library.

Details and feedback forms are also available at