Road maintenance

A1090 Purfleet Bypass lane closures

One or both lanes of the A1090 Purfleet Bypass will be closed between Meads Roundabout and North Road, from 9pm to 5am, for 6 weeks starting from 3 September 2018. This is to allow the installation of pedestrian and cyclist crossing signals. For most of this time only one lane will be closed, but sometimes both lanes will be closed and detour signs provided – we apologise for any inconvenience.

Damage to the highway

During the winter months, it is usual for more damage to occur to the surface of roads than at any other time of the year.

Significant damage is also done to the highway network by heavy and prolonged periods of rainfall.

While serious defects are repaired, the rainfall can cause minor cracking of road surfaces. Where water is been able to penetrate the road surface, the lower temperatures experienced during the winter months can lead to the formation of ice which then expands and creates damage. Potholes in particular form more frequently during these winter months.

We monitor this type of road surface damage as part of our routine inspections programme and also when potholes or other damage is reported to us.