A13 roadworks

Widening the A13

Preparation 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).

The newly widened section of road 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.

We are making the A13 safer by laying a new low-noise road surface, and improving lighting, visibility, barriers and drainage. We've also been working hard at caring for the environment.

What's happening now – December 2018

Preparation work will continue throughout the winter. This work is taking place mainly away from the road or overnight, so the effect on road users will be minimal.

All works listed in the table below will be completed overnight, between 8pm and 5am unless otherwise stated.

Dates Restriction
Tuesday 4 December A1013 Stanford Road – temporary 2-way traffic signals in use near Saffron Gardens bridge between 9:30am and 3:30pm for surveying work.
Thursday 6 December A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) to allow removal of temporary roadworks signs.
Monday 10 December A1013 Stanford Road – temporary 2-way traffic signals in use near Saffron Gardens bridge between 9:30am and 3:30pm for road investigation works.
Monday 10 December A13 eastbound – exit slip road towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) closed for vegetation clearance and compound set-up work. A signed diversion will be in place via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), and back.
Tuesday 11 December A1013 Stanford Road – temporary 2-way traffic signals in use near Saffron Gardens bridge between 9:30am and 3:30pm for road investigation works.
Tuesday 11 December A13 eastbound – exit slip road towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) closed for vegetation clearance and compound set-up work. A signed diversion will be in place via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), and back.
Wednesday 12 December A13 eastbound – exit slip road towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) closed for vegetation clearance and compound set-up work. A signed diversion will be in place via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), and back.
Thursday 13 December A13 eastbound – exit slip road towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) closed for vegetation clearance and compound set-up work. A signed diversion will be in place via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), and back.
Friday 14 December A13 eastbound – exit slip road towards A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) closed for vegetation clearance and compound set-up work. A signed diversion will be in place via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope), and back.
Monday 17 December A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) for road investigation works.
Tuesday 18 December A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) for road investigation works.
Wednesday 19 December A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) for road investigation works.
Thursday 20 December A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) for road investigation works.

There are no roadworks planned between Christmas and the New Year's Day – all restrictions will be removed during this period.

The main works on the road are expected to start in early 2019. We plan to complete the project in autumn 2020.

Stanford Road junction with Buckingham Hill Road

The junction between Stanford Road and Buckingham Hill Road is currently being improved, with traffic signals being installed for safety and a better flow of vehicles.

The second phase of work here began in November 2018 and is planned to be completed in February 2019.

It is separate from the main A13 widening work and is led by a private developer, with our guidance.

Find out more

There are many ways you can find out more, ask questions and get involved – read about how we're keeping you informed.