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Weekly summary for Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July 2017

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 July 2017 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M1 junction 5 Watford, Hertfordshire: joint replacements

Work to maintain safety by carrying out bridge joint replacements will continue this week. The southern section of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M1 southbound to junction 4 and return.

M1 junction 6 Brickett Wood, Hertfordshire: carriageway sweeping

Work to improve journeys by carrying out carriageway sweeping will start this week. The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 8 and return.

M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: smart motorway improvement

The smart motorway opened on Friday 30 June as All-Lane Running, at a controlled 50mph speed limit for all vehicles, this will remain in place whilst the important testing of technology is finalised. The bridge reconstruction and remaining renewals work will continue and we expect to open the new Woodlands Lane bridge by winter 2017/18. The free recovery service will continue operating 24 hours a day.

Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 13, A30 and A327 to M3 junction 4a.

M3 junctions 2 (M25), Surrey: inspection

Work to maintain safety by carrying out inspection surveys will start this week. The westbound link road to the M25 clockwise will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 25 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 11 and return.

M4 junction 4 Heathrow (T2,3) & Uxbridge, Middlesex: joint replacement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out joint replacement will start this week. The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5:30am, from Tuesday 25 July for 4 nights. Work on Friday will start at 11pm. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M4 eastbound to junction 3 and return.

M4 junction 4b (M25), Middlesex: drainage

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage surveys starts this week. The westbound link roads to the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Saturday 29 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 5 and return.

M25 junction 12 (M3), Surrey: smart motorway improvement

Work to improve journeys by carrying out smart motorway improvement continues this week. The dedicated link roads from the M25 in both directions to the M3 southbound will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 5 nights. Work on Saturday morning will finish at 7am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 13, A30 and A327 to M3 junction 4a.

M25 junction 12 (M25), Surrey: inspections

Work to maintain safety by carrying out inspection surveys will continue this week. The M25 anti-clockwise link road to the M3 northbound will be closed overnight, between 10.30pm and 5am, on Monday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11 and return.

M25 junction 13 Staines, Surrey: inspection

Work to maintain safety by carrying out inspection surveys will continue this week. The anti-clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10.30pm and 5am, on Monday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 clockwise to junction 14 and return.

The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10.30pm and 5.30am, on Sunday 30 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11 and return.

M25 Heathrow Terminal 5, Middlesex: signage

Work to keep road users informed will start this week. The westbound spur road to the M25 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Tuesday 25 July for 2 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Western Perimeter Road, Northern Perimeter Road, Nelson Road, A4, A3044, A3113 to the M25 junction 14.

M25 junction 16 (M40), Buckinghamshire to junction 17 Maple Cross, Hertfordshire: HS2 enabling works

Work to construct new temporary slip roads continues this week. The clockwise carriageway will have narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day. The anti-clockwise carriageway will have reduced lanes width.

M25 junction 20 Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire: structure maintenance

Work to maintain safety will start this week. The anti-clockwise exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 18 and return.

The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 25 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 18 and return.

M25 junction 22 London Colney, to junction 23 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: carriageway repair

Work to improve journeys by carrying out repairs to the carriageway will start this week. The clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am from Tuesday 25 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A1081, A414, A1001, A1M to junction 1.

M25 junction 23 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: signage

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out signage maintenance starts this week. The anti-clockwise carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am on Wednesday 26 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

M25 junction 31 Lakeside, Essex: structure maintenance

Work to maintain safety will start this week. The clockwise entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, from Monday 24 July for 5 nights and on Sunday 30 July.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 30 and return.

A1(M) junction 1 South Mimms, Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out resurfacing starts this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am from Friday 28 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the exit and entry slip roads.

A1(M) junction 3 Hatfield, Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing continues this week. The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1(M) southbound to junction 1 and return to junction 2.

The northern section of junction 3 roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 3 nights.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1057, Ashley Road, Drakes Drive, A1081 and A414.

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, on Monday 24 July.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A1001 to the A1(M) junction 4.

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4 and return.

A3 Esher, Surrey: Ride London

To facilitate the Ride London cycle event, the exit slip roads will be closed in both directions between 5am and 23.59am on Sunday 30 July. Drivers are advised to use alternative routes.

A13 Wennington, Essex: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing will continue this week. The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Ferry lane roundabout and return.

A282 junction 1a (M25) Swanscombe, Kent: tunnel maintenance

Work to maintain journeys by carrying out tunnel maintenance continues this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5:30am, on Saturday 29 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A282 southbound to junction 1b and return.

A282 (M25) Dartford – Thurrock Crossing: routine maintenance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out routine maintenance at the Dartford Crossing continues this week. The following closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, with fully signed diversions in place during the northbound east tunnel closures for oversized vehicles:

  • Saturday 29 July: northbound west tunnel
  • Sunday 30 July: northbound east tunnel

A282 QEII Bridge

The QEII Bridge will have 3 lanes closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 24 July for 5 nights and on Sunday 30 July for inspection surveys to be carried out.

A406 (M11) Brent Cross, Greater London: litter clearance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance will start this week. The westbound link road to the M1 northbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Tuesday 25 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Staples corner roundabout.

 

NOTES

  1. Highways England is the wholly government-owned company responsible for modernising, maintaining and operating England’s motorways and major A roads.
  2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
  3. Safety at roadworks: Highways England is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
    • Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
    • Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
    • Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
    • Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
    • Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
    • Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
    • And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.
  4. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and major A roads is available:
    • From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk
    • By phone from the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than a national call to an 01 or 02 number and are included in all discount schemes and call allowances. This applies to all landlines, mobiles and payphones. Call costs will vary depending on your landline or mobile supplier.) 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 Apple and Android mobile devices via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
    • From Twitter – there are eight regional feeds with live traffic information. For information on roads in the South East follow us at @highwaysSEAST or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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