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BT starts work on Buckingham Hill Road lights

1 July 2020

Works to complete the new traffic light system on Buckingham Hill Road in Stanford-le-Hope have finally started after BT commenced works.

BT has confirmed contractors are on site to complete the new traffic light installation at the Stanford Road junction.

Thurrock Council has pressed Persimmon Homes – who are responsible for delivering these works – and BT to resolve the ongoing utility diversions on this road since 2019. The council will continue to monitor progress to ensure there are no further issues for local residents.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "It's great news to hear that these works are finally taking place. We know that this junction has caused significant disruption for our residents and we will continue to apply the necessary pressure on Persimmon Homes and BT to ensure the new traffic lights are in place and completed as soon as possible."

Works will continue for the next 8 weeks. The current one-way system that is operating along Buckingham Hill Road will be in operation 24-hours a day to facilitate works and will be reviewed throughout. The only exception is during full weekend closures of the A13 for the widening works.