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Lodge Lane parking regulations

29 August 2018
Lodge Lane has a Traffic Regulation Order in place, predating decriminalisation in 2005, which prohibits parking at any time on the highway from garden to garden – this includes crossovers, verges and footways. The council wrote to residents without reference to a letter dated 8 July 2005, as due to retention policies the letter is not held on file.

Road works planned for Bridge Road, Grays

1 March 2018
Bridge Road, Grays will be temporarily closed while work takes place to allow for the installation of traffic lights at the width restriction.
The road will be closed between 9:30am and 3:30pm from Monday 5 March until Saturday 31 March.
For vehicles travelling northbound, a diversion will be in place via Bridge Road, Argent Street, B189 Sherfield Road, Derby Road, A126 Orsett Road, Stanley Road, Clarence Road and A126 Bridge Road
The diversion for southbound vehicles will be via Clarence Road, B189 Sherfield Road, Argent Street, Bridge Road.

A1089 work continues to disappoint

15 February 2018
During the latter part of last week, Highways England – through their contractor, Connect Plus – has been undertaking some grounds maintenance along the A1089 in Tilbury.
As a result of cutting back the hedgerows three metres away from the highway, litter and trimmings have been shredded with 'tonnes' of rubbish left to blow across Thurrock and its roads.

Stolen gully covers are dangerous to public

9 February 2018
In the last three days, thieves have stolen 16 gully covers from Thurrock’s roads creating, dangerous conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and road users.
Portfolio Holder for highways, Cllr Brian Little said: “On or around the 7 February five covers were stolen along with nine more being taken two days later and two more today (Friday 9 February).
“This reckless behaviour is putting the safety of road-users at risk and is completely unacceptable.”
16 known covers have been stolen although more could have been taken which are yet to be discovered.

London Road road works update

29 August 2017
London Road low pressure gas works finished last week (Friday 25 August) – seven days earlier than anticipated – after hitting unforeseen issues accessing pipework.
Although stopping before the school summer holidays are over, which is welcomed, it leaves a stretch of road towards the West Thurrock Way roundabout incomplete and due to be reprogrammed for 2018.

Surround the town success

9 August 2017
Thurrock Council, in partnership with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership, joined together on Saturday (29 July) for another successful effort to make sure Thurrock's roads stay safe.
The operation, involving Essex Police, the Road Safety team at Thurrock Council, and Customs and Excise, issued 39 tickets and seized 5 vehicles for a variety of offences.
Of the tickets issued:

High Road in Langdon Hills temporarily closed

20 June 2017
The B1007 High Road, Langdon Hills will be temporarily closed to traffic to allow for essential works.
A diversion will be in place for northbound and southbound vehicles via South Hill, Lower Dunton Road, West Mayne Mandeville Way and High Road.
The works will be taking place from Monday 10 July until Wednesday 12 July.
Residents will still have access to their properties at all times.
Thurrock Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while these essential works are completed.

Road closures for summer events

24 May 2017
There are a number of road closures planned throughout June to allow for community events to take place.
Thurrock Cycle Marathon – Sunday 4 June
Planned closures include Blackshots Lane, Stanford Road, Rectory Road, Conways Road, Parkers Farm Road, Church Lane, Fen Lane, Dunnings Lane, St Mary's Lane, Clay Tye Road, High Road Orsett and Stifford Clays Road.
The closures will be in place from 9:30am until the event has been completed and will reopen no later than 12:30pm.

Road closures for resurfacing works

17 May 2017
A number of road closures have been planned to allow for road resurfacing works to take place in a number of areas across the borough in the coming weeks.
Woodview
B149 Woodview will be closed between the junction of Chadwell Road and Persimmons Development site entrance.
The road will be closed from Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 12:01am until Friday 2 June 2017 at 11.59pm.

Road Closures in Thurrock

18 April 2017
Sections of Thurrock's roads will be temporarily closed in the coming weeks to allow for maintenance and repairs. Thurrock Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while these essential works take place.
East Tilbury
The Level Crossing at Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury will be closed to allow Network Rail to replace rails through the level crossing.
The section of road will be closed from 1am on Sunday 23 April until 2am Monday 24 April.