Road maintenance

A1090 Purfleet Bypass lane closures

One or both lanes of the A1090 Purfleet Bypass will be closed between Meads Roundabout and North Road, from 9pm to 5am, for 6 weeks starting from 3 September 2018. This is to allow the installation of pedestrian and cyclist crossing signals. For most of this time only one lane will be closed, but sometimes both lanes will be closed and detour signs provided – we apologise for any inconvenience.


We are responsible for 576km of roads, along with their footways, gullies, safety barriers, pedestrian guardrails, traffic signs, street nameplates, road markings and road studs.

We co-ordinate the work of utility companies, administer the construction of vehicle crossings, and are highway authority for abnormal loads.

Weather conditions are continually monitored during the winter months and, when necessary, gritting is takes place on just under 300km of the road network.

We are responsible for the maintenance and repair of most roads in Thurrock, including footways. We are not responsible for:

  • private roads – these are the responsibility of their residents
  • Highways England roads

You should contact Highways England for matters concerning:

  • A13 – from Junction 30 to the Tilbury slip road and to the A1089
  • A1089 Dock Approach Road – from the A13 to Asda roundabout
  • St Andrew's Road – from Asda roundabout to Tilbury Dock gate

Inspections and assessments

All roads and footways are routinely inspected at set frequencies depending on the importance and usage of the route. There are 3 priority levels for the repair of defects, ranging between 72 hours and 3 months depending upon the nature and severity of the defect.

We also carry out an annual road condition assessment to prioritise our major highway maintenance schemes.