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 – November 2018

Preparation work will continue throughout the autumn and 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.

Dates Restriction
Thursday 15 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for vegetation strimming and litter clearing.
Friday 16 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for vegetation strimming and litter clearing.
Saturday 17 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for barrier preparation work.
Wednesday 21 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for barrier preparation work.
Thursday 22 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for barrier preparation work.
Friday 23 November A13 eastbound – one lane closed between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for barrier preparation work.
Monday 26 November A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) for barrier preparation work.
Tuesday 27 November A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) for barrier preparation work.
Wednesday 28 November A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) for barrier preparation work.
Thursday 29 November A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) for barrier preparation work.
Friday 30 November A13 westbound – one lane closed between A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) and A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) for barrier preparation work.

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.

This work began in February 2018 and is planned to be completed in late 2018.

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.