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Balfour Beatty/Amec has been called back to repair bulging blacktop on the Limehouse Link, less than a year after the road opened.A section of the £255 million link - Europe's most expensive stretch of road - will close for five days from May 5 for essential repairs.In January, bulges in the road surface appeared, caused by a build-up of water between the road's asphalt surface and its concrete base.Now the London Docklands Development Corporation has instructed the contractor to remove about 70 m of the east bound slip road, investigate the drainage system and then resurface the stretch.Patrick McCreitht, the project's technical director from consulting engineer Gibb, said some of the open texture drainage layer below the road surface was found to be missing.He added: 'We are talking about small quantities of water here. It is the pressure and not the quantity of water involved that has forced the asphalt up.'Bob Blyth, LDDC's chief engineer, said: 'One of the reasons we are doing the work now is that the defects liability period ends on May 17.'But Balfour Beatty project director Ivan Leigh said: 'I can't understand where all the interest is coming from. It's just a piece of routine remedial work.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS