11:45AM, Monday 04 February 2013
Bridge work on the A404(M) near Maidenhead may cause overnight disruption for a fortnight.
Joints will be replaced on the bridge which carries the A404(M) over Cannon Lane near junction 9b at Maidenhead Thicket. The work will be carried out in a series of overnight carriageway closures.
Steve Cobb, Highways Agency structures manager, said: “The existing joints have come to the end of their life and we need to replace them to prolong the life of the structure and keep journeys on the A404(M) safe and reliable. By replacing them now we are reducing the risk of emergency closures at a later stage.
“We have planned the work to take place overnight, when traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption to road users. The work is weather dependent; if you are planning on using the A404(M) I would recommend planning your journey in advance and allowing some extra time.”
The bridge joints will be replaced using carriageway closures overnight between 10pm and 6am, Monday to Friday; the work is due to be complete within two weeks. The closures are currently planned, weather permitting, for the northbound carriageway today, then Tuesday, February 12, Wednesday, February 13, Thursday, February 14, and Friday, February 15.
There will be southbound closures tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week and Monday, February 11.
In addition to the southbound carriageway closure on Monday, February 11, one lane will be closed on the northbound carriageway that day.
A fully signed diversion route will be in place during the carriageway closures via Maidenhead using the A308(M), A308 and A4.