The work involves the replacement of bridge expansion joints which have reached the end of their serviceable life. Expansion joints help to protect the structural integrity of a bridge by allowing it to expand and contract with seasonal changes in temperature.
Highways England’s Asset Manager, Ian Clabon, said:
We are carrying out this improvement work at night to minimise disruption to road users. It’s essential that the work takes place so that we can keep journeys safe and reduce the risk of unplanned maintenance in the future.
Work on the junction will take place overnight between Sunday 20 September and Monday 28 September. Overnight closures will be in place on Sunday to Friday between 10pm and 5.30am on Mondays to Thursdays, between 11pm and 6am on Friday and between 10pm and 5.30am on Sundays.
The eastern section of the roundabout will be closed first, followed by a closure on the western section of the roundabout.
During the eastern section closure of the roundabout, traffic wishing to travel through will be diverted via the A127 eastbound to the A128 junction and return.
During the western section closure of the roundabout, traffic wishing to travel through will be diverted via the A127 westbound to the Upminster/Cranham junction and return.
Further work to replace expansion joints at various locations on the M25 will take place later in the year.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.