A13 roadworks

Widening the A13

Work is underway to widen the A13 from 2 to 3 lanes in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope).

When complete, the widened section will join with the existing 3-lane section of the A13, west of the A128, providing a continuous 3-lane road in both directions between the M25 and Stanford-le-Hope.

As part of the work, 4 bridges will be replaced, the Orsett Cock roundabout will be widened and new traffic lights will be installed to help manage vehicle flows. Public bridges will be built and opened before the old bridges are demolished.

Improving the A13 will boost the local economy, helping businesses to increase productivity, reduce costs and create more jobs – read more about why this work is needed.

For safety, we're laying a new low-noise road surface, and improving lighting, visibility, barriers and drainage. We're also working hard at caring for local communities and caring for the environment.

The main works started in early 2019. We plan to complete the project in autumn 2020.

Planned road closures – summer 2019

Dates Restriction
Entire weekend from 9pm, Friday 30 August to 5am, Monday 2 September

A13 both directions – road closed between A128 (Orsett Cock) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) – non-local traffic should avoid the A13 and divert via the A130, A127 and the M25, whilst local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road.

More information is provided below.

Major closure over the weekend of 30 August to 2 September

From 9pm, Friday 30 August until 5am, Monday 2 September the A13 will be closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for the demolition of Saffron Gardens Farm Bridge. Work by BT to install new communications cables will take place at the same time.

We are expecting severe congestion on the approaches to the road closure and would urge drivers to avoid the area if possible.

Non-local traffic should avoid the A13 during this closure and use alternative routes such as the A130, A127 and M25 to minimise delays and reduce possible congestion in Orsett, Horndon on the Hill and Stanford-le-Hope.

Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road.

You get check current traffic levels using Google Maps local roads.

What's happening now

For more detail and photos of current works, go to what's happening now.