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 – summer 2019

Dates Restriction
Monday 15 July to
Friday 19 July
9pm to 5am
A13 both directions – road closed underneath the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversion via the exit slip road, roundabout and entry slip road.
Saturday 20 July and
Sunday 21 July
No roadworks planned.
Monday 22 July to
Friday 26 July
9pm to 5am
A13 both directions – road closed underneath the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) – diversion via the exit slip road, roundabout and entry slip road.

What's happening now

For more detail and photos of current works, go to what's happening now.