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.


Work to install deep drainage on the north side of the road has now been completed. A tunnel boring machine was used to dig underground.

This deep drainage will carry surface water towards the new balancing pond near the Stanford-le-Hope junction, so nearby streams don't get too full during heavy rain.

Traditional drainage works underneath the A13 and around the Orsett Cock roundabout will start in October.

Most of the work takes place behind the temporary barrier and will not affect road users.

Photo: drainage chamber installation alongside the A13.

Orsett Cock roundabout

Work continues on the foundations and walls for 2 new Orsett Cock bridges.

Most of this work can be completed away from the road but we will need to close part of the A13 at weekends so some tasks can take place safely.

Photo: Orsett Cock roundabout piling works.

Horndon bridge

Concreting works are taking place either side of the road to build the walls for the bridleway bridge, which will be lifted into place early in 2020.

Photos: preparing for concreting works at Horndon bridge

Saffron Gardens bridge

Work to demolish the old Saffron Gardens bridge was completed successfully while part of the A13 was closed during a weekend in early September. The road was opened ahead of schedule, before the Monday morning busy period.

Photos: Saffron Gardens bridge demolition works.


Gas main works east of the BP Filling Stations are nearly complete.

BT works to install cables under the A13 were completed successfully in early September.

Cadent gas works continue near the Stanford-le-Hope junction. This work involves diverting gas pipes under the A1013 Stanford Road.

UK Power Networks has started work on diverting power cables and electrical substations.

Photo: Cadent gas works.