The A13 will be closed for two separate weekends in August as road widening works continue.
Thurrock Council is widening a 2.3 mile section of the A13 from two to three lanes in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) in what is one of the largest local authority-managed road schemes in the country.
To enable the next phase of the project to be completed safely, two weekend-long closures of the A13 are needed.
The first road closure, for piling works, will affect a short section of the A13 in both directions directly beneath the Orsett Cock roundabout. The closure will start at 9pm on Friday August 16 and continue until 5am on Monday August 19.
Traffic will be diverted via the exit slip roads onto the Orsett Cock roundabout and back onto the A13 via the entry slip roads, as shown below.
The second road closure, for the demolition of Saffron Gardens Farm Bridge, will close the A13 in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope). The closure will start at 9pm on Friday 30 August and continue until 5am on Monday September 2. Works by BT to install new communications cables will be taking place at the same time.