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Horndon Bridge renamed for Platinum Jubilee

1 June 2022
Horndon Bridge – a footpath and bridleway linking the village of Horndon on the Hill with Stanford-le-Hope – has been renamed in tribute to The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Today (Wednesday 1 June) the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden, was joined by the Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and External Affairs, Cllr Mark Coxshall, to cut the ribbon and unveil the name plaques of the officially renamed Platinum Jubilee Bridge.

Major milestone on horizon with new A13 lanes to open

29 April 2022
At 5am on Monday 2 May, work to widen the A13 will reach a major milestone as the newly-created third lane will open to traffic in both directions between the Stanford-le-Hope and Orsett junctions.
This is a key step towards finalising the work, which is part of the A13 Road Widening Project. On completion there will be an additional lane in both directions between Stanford-le-Hope and Orsett, 4 new bridges and improvements at the Orsett Roundabout to help manage traffic flow.

A13 road closure starts tonight

4 June 2021
The A13 will be closed this weekend for major works to demolish the old Orsett West Bridge.
In addition, the new Orsett West Bridge will need to be closed whilst the demolition takes place to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
The closures start at 9pm tonight, Friday 4 June and remain until 5am, Monday 7 June.
A13 traffic will be diverted via the exit and entry slip roads at the A128 (Orsett) junction.

A13 closure from 14 May to 17 May

14 May 2021
The A13 will be closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) this weekend to allow for various highway and bridge works.
The closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 14 May until 5am on Monday 17 May.
Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road. Non-local traffic should avoid the A13 and use alternative routes such as the A127.

A13 full closure 16 to 19 April

13 April 2021
A13 will be closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) this weekend.
The closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 16 April until 5am on Monday 19 April 2021.
Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road. Non-local traffic should avoid the A13 and use alternative routes such as the A127.
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.

A13 closure from Friday 5 until Monday 8 March

2 March 2021
The A13 will be closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) this weekend to demolish Horndon Bridge safely.
The closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 5 March until 5am on Monday 8 March. Drivers are advised to avoid the area where possible and measures will be put in place to help keep local traffic on the move.
Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road. Non-local traffic should avoid the A13 and use alternative routes such as the A127.

Avoid the A13 this weekend ahead of closure

19 February 2021
A section of the A13 between the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 junction (Stanford-le-Hope) will be closed this weekend.
The closure takes place from 9pm, Friday 19 February until 5am on Monday 22 February. Traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road. Non-local traffic is urged to consider using alternative routes such as the A127.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area where possible and measures will be put in place to help keep local traffic on the move.

Avoid the A13 road closure this weekend

16 October 2020
A section of the A13 between the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 junction (Stanford-le-Hope) will be closed this weekend.
The closure takes place from 9pm, Friday 16 October until 5am, Monday 19 October. Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road.
During the closure, access to and from the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (the tip) will be through the Linford end of Buckingham Hill Road only.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area where possible. Measures will be put in place to help keep local traffic on the move.

A13 closure this weekend, 4 to 7 September

3 September 2020
A section of the A13 between the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 junction (Stanford-le-Hope) will be closed this weekend.
The closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 4 September until 5am on Monday 7 September. Traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road.
During the closure, access to and out of the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (the tip) is through Buckingham Hill Road at the Linford end only.
Although there is less traffic at the moment, measures will be put in place to help keep local traffic on the move.