Motorists using the motorway network near Epping Forest are set to have their journeys disrupted due to a package of overnight closures that could last for almost a year, starting as early as next week.

A notice from National Highways in this week’s edition of the Guardian details the extent of the closures that will affect the M25, M11 and all associated slip and link roads.

The authority has made an order that will authorise the phased overnight closure of:

  • The London-bound carriageway of the M11 between Junction 6 (M25 Junction 27) and Junction 4 (A406).
  • The anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25 between Junction 30 (A13) and Junction 25 (A10).
  • The clockwise carriageway of the M25 between Junction 26 (A121) and Junction 30 (A13).
  • All slip and link roads leading to and from these lengths of carriageway.

The notice states the work is expected to last for 11 months starting on or after Monday and will involve barrier, carriageway, drainage, electrical, bridge inspections and other works.

The overnight closures will take place between (maximum periods): Mondays to Thursdays – 10pm to 5.30am; Fridays – 11pm to 6am; Saturdays – 10pm to 6am; Sundays – 10.30pm to 5.30am.

Traffic affected by the closures will be diverted via other junctions of the M11 and the M25 or by using the A10, A12, A104, A121, A127, A128 and the A406.

Meanwhile, another notice from Essex County Council details plans to temporarily close several roads across Epping Forest for roadworks.

Cottis Lane, Epping, is due to be closed from its junction with High Street for a distance of 40m in a north-westerly direction for scaffolding and roofing works.

This closure is due to begin on May 2 and last for 31 days.

The diversion will be via Cottis Lane, High Street, St Johns Road, Bakers Lane and vice versa.

Pole installation works are set to shut Hilltop Close, Loughton, from 75m south-west of its junction with Hilltop for 25m in a south-westerly direction for one day on May 9.

Also on May 9 but for three days, Lindsey Street, Epping, is due to be temporarily closed from its junction with Frampton Road to its junction with James Street for blockage clearance and duct laying works.

Motorists should instead use Palmers Hill, High Street, High Road (with access only to Lindsey Street, Bury Lane) and vice versa.

More pole installation works are set to lead to the one-day closure of Lippitts Hill, Waltham Abbey, from 735m south-east of its junction with Mott Street for 290m in a south-easterly direction on May 12.

The diversion will be via Lippitts Hill, Church Road, Mott Street and vice versa.

Mains replacement works are set to shut Gladstone Road, Buckhurst Hill, from its junction with High Road for a distance of 45m in a south-easterly direction.

This closure is due to begin on May 12 and last for 20 days.

The alternative route will be via Gladstone Road, Russell Road, High Road and vice versa.

Visit the public notices section of our website for full details of these and other notices.