A13 roadworks

Why this work is needed

The A13 corridor is a vital part of the transport network in Thurrock and the south Essex area, enabling the economy to grow through expanding businesses, new housing and more jobs.

Thurrock and the south Essex area has seen major investment in recent years, including the opening of DP World London Gateway port and logistics facility, and the continued development of Lakeside Shopping Centre retail and entertainment complex.

This is part of a planned £20billion investment in jobs, homes and infrastructure in Thurrock, including developments led by the private companies at Thames Enterprise Park, Lakeside Basin and the Port of Tilbury.

A widened A13 – together with the excellent transport links that already connect Thurrock and the south Essex area with London, the rest of the UK and Europe, by road, river and air – will help support these developments. It will also support significant investment planned for other parts of south Essex.