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 – spring 2019

Dates Restriction
Monday 20 May
9pm to 5am
A13 eastbound – road closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) – diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.
Tuesday 21 May
9pm to 5am
A13 eastbound – road closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) – diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.
Wednesday 22 May
9pm to 5am
A13 westbound – road closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.
Thursday 23 May
9pm to 5am
A13 westbound – road closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.
Friday 24 May to
Monday 27 May
To avoid delays for road users during the bank holiday weekend, there will be no new road restrictions on these days.
Tuesday 28 May
9:30am to 3:30pm
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and on all approaches.
Tuesday 28 May
9pm to 5am
A13 westbound – entry slip road closed at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversions via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and return.
Wednesday 29 May
9:30am to 3:30pm
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and on all approaches.
Wednesday 29 May
9pm to 5am
A13 westbound – entry slip road closed at the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversions via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and return.
Thursday 30 May
9:30am to 3:30pm
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and on all approaches.
Friday 31 May
9:30am to 3:30pm
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and on all approaches.
Saturday 1 June and
Sunday 2 June
No on-road works planned.
Monday 3 June
9pm to 5am
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and minor lane restrictions at the junction with the A128 Brentwood Road.
Tuesday 4 June
9pm to 5am
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and minor lane restrictions at the junction with the A128 Brentwood Road.
Wednesday 5 June
9pm to 5am
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and minor lane restrictions at the junction with the A128 Brentwood Road.
Thursday 6 June
9pm to 5am
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and minor lane restrictions at the junction with the A128 Brentwood Road.
Friday 7 June
9pm to 5am
Orsett Cock roundabout – one lane closed around the roundabout, and minor lane restrictions at the junction with the A128 Brentwood Road.

What's happening now

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