Press release

Bridge maintenance to start on M25 near Staines upon Thames

A four-week bridge maintenance scheme between junctions 12 and 14 on the M25 near Staines upon Thames will begin on Monday 27 October.

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The work will involve replacing deteriorated joints, which are nearing the end of their life, with new, more robust joints, which will lessen the need for future maintenance work. These joints allow structures to adapt to changes in weather and temperature to enable smooth journeys throughout the year. The work is being carried out as part of the Government’s commitment to maintaining infrastructure.

The work will be carried out in two phases. In phase 1, which will run from Monday 27 October until Friday 31 October, the A30 northbound link road between the Runnymede roundabout (A308) and the M25 junction 13 exit slip road will be closed overnight between 10pm and 5.30am. Road users will be diverted via the A308 and the A30.

During phase 2, which will run from Monday 3 November until Tuesday 25 November, there will be a single lane open with three lanes closed on anticlockwise M25 between junctions 14 and 13. In addition, the anticlockwise exit slip road at junction 13 will be closed for nine nights. All work will be carried out overnight on week nights only between 10pm and 5.30am (Fridays 11pm – 6am).

Road users wishing to exit the anticlockwise M25 at junction 13 will be diverted to junction 11 to return to the clockwise exit slip road at junction 13.

Janice Burgess, Highways Agency Asset Manager said:

The repairs will ensure the bridges are able to continue to carry the thousands of vehicles that use them every day and that journeys remain safe and reliable. By replacing the joints with new more robust versions, further maintenance work and disruption are reduced.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 24 October 2014