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A127 resurfacing improvements completed on schedule

15 June 2016

Road resurfacing on 16 different sites along the A127 has now been completed as a key part of this year’s Essex road improvement programme.

Drivers can now enjoy a safer and more even road surface which will last longer without the need for repairs from Leigh to West Horndon, where the A127 meets the M25.

The A127 is a vital, heavily used route in Essex which sees more than 74,000 vehicles a day on some sections, resulting in heavy surface wear.

Because the A127 is so important for so many drivers, work was carried out overnight from February to May to minimise delays. 

Other works were carried out at the same time to avoid the need for separate road closures.  These included repairs to street lights, signs, drains, kerbs and gully cleansing and repainting road markings,

Around 20,000 tonnes of asphalt were used to resurface 7.5 miles of road which had been identified as needing resurfacing.

Cllr Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Delivery, said: “This work, over 58 nights, involved good collaboration between Essex Highways and contractors to ensure work was done efficiently and on schedule. 

“Road surface improvements are vital to avoid the need for many separate repairs and so to keep this strategic route safe and reliable.”