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

All restrictions listed below are overnight only, between 9pm and 5am, unless otherwise stated – please allow additional time to complete your journey.

Dates Restriction
Monday 15 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Tuesday 16 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

A13 eastbound – road closed between A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction – diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.

Wednesday 17 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April

There will be no road closures during the Easter weekend, from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April.

Tuesday 23 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Orsett Road, 8am to 5pm – temporary traffic lights in use at the junction with Saffron Gardens Farm.

Wednesday 24 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Orsett Road, 8am to 5pm – temporary traffic lights in use at the junction with Saffron Gardens Farm.

Thursday 25 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Orsett Road, 8am to 5pm – temporary traffic lights in use at the junction with Saffron Gardens Farm.

Friday 26 April

Orsett Cock roundabout, 9:30am to 3:30pm and 9pm to 5am – lane closure around the roundabout, access to and from all adjoining roads will stay open.

Orsett Road, 8am to 5pm – temporary traffic lights in use at the junction with Saffron Gardens Farm.

What's happening now

A13:

  • drainage installation and earthworks will take place for construction of the new lanes – work will be behind a temporary barrier and will not affect road users
  • the existing road signs, crash barrier and noise fencing will be removed – replacements will be installed in each area once construction works are complete

Orsett Cock roundabout:

  • we are preparing for piling works that will allow us to build supports for the new bridges
  • work is taking place to remove the traffic islands on each approach to the roundabout to create space for additional construction works
  • there will be overnight road closures under the junction on the A13 from late April until September, with traffic diverted via the roundabout

Horndon Road bridge:

  • we are continuing to build new foundations and embankments
  • piling works will be undertaken near the existing bridge and will be noisy at times, so it will only take place during daytime hours

Utilities:

  • utilities work is taking place at various locations
  • temporary traffic lights will be needed on Stanford Road, adjacent to Park Road, for gas diversion work
  • gas main works will take place near Saffron Gardens Bridge until October 2019

Archaeology:

  • archaeological investigations will be taking place at the Orsett Cock roundabout and near The Manorway junction to check for any items of historical interest