A13 roadworks

What's happening now

A summary of the work underway in winter 2020/21 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.


Major earthworks on the A13 are now complete, enabling the start of construction and surfacing of the new carriageway lanes on both sides of the A13, at the side of the existing road.

This work will continue through spring 2021, when the A13 will be temporarily re-aligned so similar construction works to take place in the centre of the carriageway.

Most of this work can be completed behind a temporary safety barrier, which means the number of road restrictions needed will be kept to a minimum.

Drainage work is ongoing and involves installing underground pipes alongside and across the A13 and its slip roads.

Works to construct the balancing pond for drainage will start again in spring/summer 2021, when the pond will be lined.

Photo: road surfacing next to the existing A13.

Orsett Cock roundabout

Both new Orsett Cock bridges now have had their concrete decks poured and safety fences installed. Work continues to connect these structure to the roundabout and enable them to carry road traffic.

In spring 2021, the new bridges and roundabout will be in use and the old bridges will be demolished.

Photo: the new Orsett Cock bridges, under construction.

Horndon bridge

The new Horndon Bridge was lifted into place in March 2020. Work is ongoing to build its embankments and approach ramps.

The final elements of steelwork walls for the approaches to the bridge are currently being manufactured.

The new bridleway bridge is expected to be in use in early 2021, with demolition of the old bridge to be shortly afterwards.

Photo: the new Horndon bridge.

Saffron Gardens bridge

The concrete deck of Saffron Gardens bridge was poured successfully in October 2020.

At the side of the road, work to construct the embankments and approach ramps is on-going, including the construction of earth-retaining walls.

Once work is completed and it is safe to do so, the bridge will be reopened to farm traffic.

Photo: Saffron Gardens Bridge, under construction.


Essex and Suffolk Water continues to carry out work in phases near the BP service station by the A13 westbound carriageway. This work is expected to be complete in spring 2021. It will not affect road users.

Later in 2021, BT will shut down the old underground telecommunications chambers at Stanford Road, near the junction with the Orsett Cock roundabout. The next phase of works for the new Orsett Cock roundabout alignment can then proceed.