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 up with the current 3-lane section of the A13 to the west of the junction with the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout).
This work will have real benefits, improving traffic flow along the A13 to support current and future demand. It will allow freight operations to perform competitively, while residents and those driving for work can travel smoothly.
As well as widening the road, works will include the replacement of 4 bridges over the A13 – at Horndon Road, Saffron Gardens and the Orsett Cock roundabout.
The new bridges will be built and opened to road users before the old bridges are demolished, so there will be minimum disruption for local communities.
Traffic signals will be installed at the Orsett Cock roundabout for a better and safer flow of vehicles.
Safety will be improved along the whole route by a new low-noise road surface and new lighting, along with better visibility, barriers and drainage.
Timetable of work
Work to prepare the site started in December 2017. This included ground investigation, removing vegetation, setting-up site offices and installing boundary fences.
Temporary acoustic barriers have been installed to limit the effect of any noise from the site.
The main works are expected to start in summer 2018 and be completed in summer 2020.