Drivers are reminded that a section of the A13 beneath the Orsett Cock roundabout will be closed for a number of upcoming weekends.
To enable the next phase of the A13 widening project to be completed safely, weekend-long closures of the A13 are required. This weekend’s closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 4 October until 5am, Monday 7 October.
Traffic will be diverted via the exit slip roads onto the Orsett Cock roundabout and back onto the A13 via the entry slip roads.
Delays are expected and all non-local traffic is urged to avoid the A13 during these closures and use alternative routes such as the A130, A127 and M25.
Measures being put in place to help keep local traffic on the move are the closure of Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, and Orsett Road in Horndon as well as implementing a temporary one way system in Gordon Road and Victoria Road in Horndon during the A13 closures.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: "Following issues highlighted by the recent weekend closures we have put a number of measures in place to help keep traffic moving while ensuring these significant works can be completed safely.
"Thurrock Council and our partners are constantly reviewing the process and taking proactive steps to help improve traffic flow and reduce disruption for local residents."
Closures are planned for:
- 4 to 7 October
- 11 to 14 October
- 18 to 21 October
Buckingham Hill Road will also be closed in both directions between Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre and the A1013 Stanford Road to enable traffic on this route to flow more freely. Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre will be open as normal but visitors must access it from the Linford end, and not via Stanford Road.
For more information about the project, including planned road closures, go to thurrock.gov.uk/a13
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