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.

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 January 2019. We plan to complete the project in autumn 2020.

What's happening now – February to March

From late January 2019, a series of overnight road closures will be needed so that CCTV, speed cameras, temporary safety barriers and a narrow lane road layout can be installed. These will allow construction works to start at the side of the road.

Two lanes will be open during the daytime in both directions. Vehicles wider than 2 metres will be banned from using the lanes closest to the central reservation. Lane restrictions will also be in place on the entry and exit slip roads at the Orsett Cock and The Manorway junctions.

A temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place for the safety of drivers and road workers, with camera enforcement.

24-hour a day, 7-days a week, CCTV monitoring will be in operation with a free vehicle recovery service ready to move broken down vehicles away from the road works.

All restrictions listed below are overnight only, between 9pm and 5am. Please allow additional time to complete your journey.

Dates Restriction
Monday 18 February

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 westbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1089 (Tilbury) junction.

A13 westbound – one lane closed on the entry slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

Tuesday 19 February

A13 westbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1089 (Tilbury) junction.

A13 westbound – one lane closed on the entry slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 westbound – entry slip road closed at the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction – diversion via the A13 eastbound to the A176 (Five Bells) junction and return.

Please do not use the A1013 Stanford Road as an alternative route.

Wednesday 20 February

A13 westbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1089 (Tilbury) junction.

A13 westbound – one lane closed on the entry slip road at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 westbound – exit slip road closed at the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction – diversion via the A13 westbound to the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and return.

A13 westbound – one lane closed between the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 eastbound – exit slip road closed at the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction – diversion via the A13 eastbound to the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction and return.

A1013 Stanford Road – temporary traffic lights in use in between The Manorway roundabout and the Orsett Cock roundabout – these works will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Thursday 21 February

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction.

Friday 22 February

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction.

A1013 Stanford Road – temporary traffic lights in use in between The Manorway roundabout and the Orsett Cock roundabout – these works will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Saturday 23 February

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction – these works will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction – these works will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Monday 25 February

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

A13 westbound – two lanes closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1089 (Tilbury) junction.

Tuesday 26 February

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

A13 westbound – two lanes closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1089 (Tilbury) junction.

Wednesday 27 February

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

No access to the BP service area.

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

Thursday 28 February

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

No access to the BP service area.

A13 eastbound – two lanes closed between the A1089 (Tilbury) junction and the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction.

Friday 1 March

A13 eastbound – one lane closed between the A128 (Orsett Cock) junction and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) junction.

Monday 4 March

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

No access to the BP service area.

Tuesday 5 March

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

No access to the BP service area.

Wednesday 6 March

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

Thursday 7 March

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

Friday 8 March

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

Saturday 9 March

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

No access to the BP service area or McDonald's.

Stanford Road junction with Buckingham Hill Road

The junction at 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 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.