A summary of the work underway in spring 2020 between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) is shown below.
The arrival of spring and drier weather has improved ground conditions. This means earthworks that were paused since last year can now continue.
Work to construct the foundations for the new wider carriageway is now going ahead. This will be completed at the roadside, behind the temporary safety barrier, to minimise road restrictions.
Installation of new drainage beside the A13 and underneath its carriageway and slip roads is on-going.
Orsett Cock roundabout
At Orsett Cock roundabout, central supporting walls for the 2 new bridges have now been built. Work to build abutments – which will connect the new bridges to the embankments on either side – is underway.
It's planned that the new bridge spans will be lifted into place during summer 2020.
The new Horndon bridge span was successfully put into place in mid-March 2020.
The old bridge will remain in use until new embankments and abutments are built for the new one.
Once the new bridge is in use, the old bridge will be demolished. This is planned to take place during summer 2020.
Saffron Gardens bridge
Piling works at Saffron Gardens bridge were completed at the end of 2019.
The next work in this area will be to fix structural steel and pour concrete for the new abutment walls either side of the A13.
The new bridge, which has been designed to accommodate modern agricultural machinery, is planned to be installed during summer 2020.
Cadent gas connection works are ongoing at the Orsett Cock roundabout and on Brentwood Road.
In spring 2020, BT will decommission old underground telecommunications chambers at Stanford Road, near the junction with the Orsett Cock roundabout.
Essex and Suffolk Water will return later in the year to carry out more work near to the BP service station, by the A13 westbound.