A13 roadworks

What's happening now

A summary of the work underway in summer 2019 between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) is shown below.

You can also check details of planned road closures and road restrictions.


Deep drainage works are continuing on the north side of the road. A tunnel boring machine is being used to dig horizontally underground. Concrete drainage pipes being installed behind the machine.

Earthworks are ongoing to prepare for the construction of the new lanes.

Crash barriers and noise fences have been removed temporarily while the construction works take place. They will be replaced once works in each area are complete.

During this stage of construction, most of the work takes place behind the temporary barrier and will not affect road users.

Photo: vertical drainage manhole shaft.
Photo: tunnel boring machine.
Photo: earthworks taking place next to the carriageway.

Orsett Cock roundabout

We are preparing for piling works that will allow us to build supports for the new bridges.

A series of road closures will be needed on the A13, underneath the roundabout. These closures will take place overnight and at weekends. Full details will be published in advance on these web pages.

Photo: preparation works at Orsett Cock roundabout

Horndon Road bridge

Piling works are underway to provide support for the new bridge. Most of these works can be completed using a rotary pile method, which reduces noise and vibrations. All work at this stage will take place during daytime to keep disturbance to a minimum.

Photo: piling at Horndon Road bridge.


Gas main works are ongoing near Saffron Gardens Bridge, and are set to continue until autumn 2019.

BT works to move underground chambers and cables are currently taking place along Stanford Road and Orsett Cock roundabout.

Cadent have gas works to complete near The Manorway junction, affecting the A1013 Stanford Road.

Photo: National Grid gas works at Saffron Gardens Bridge.


Archaeological investigations are taking place at the Orsett Cock roundabout, Orsett Showground and near The Manorway junction to check for any items of historical interest.

Photo: investigating an archaeological trench.