What is a good way to emphasise that a particular date is near or coming very close? For example, suppose today is the 22 of May and there is the submission date for a project is on the 25 of May. I could just say:
As the deadline of the submission is on the 25 of May, we should work faster.
The date 25 of May is near to some people but may not be near to others. If I add in the word "near" this way:
As the deadline of the submission is near on the 25 of May, we should work faster.
Would my last sentence be grammatically and semantically correct?