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Vital road re-surfacing on A127 starting sooner than planned

12 February 2016

Essex County Council is set to start road surface improvements on the A127, two months earlier than planned.
A total of 16 sites on the A127 have been identified to benefit from the road resurfacing programme. Engineers will carry out the work in phases between February and May 2016 as part of Essex County Council’s commitment to improve the road and maintain reliable journey times on this very busy route.
Cllr Rodney L Bass, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “This work is vital to keep the A127 safe and reliable. It is a key strategic route connecting the M25, Basildon, Southend and beyond. It carries over 74,000 vehicles per day on some sections, resulting in heavy wear to the surface.
Resurfacing is now necessary to extend the life of the road surface.”
Temporary overnight road closures will be used and appropriate diversions put in place while resurfacing work is carried out.
Engineers will also use the closures as an opportunity to co-ordinate other scheduled work on or around the road where possible, avoiding the need for disruptive and costly separate repairs.
Closures will be advertised in advance both on-site and will be reflected on the Essex Highways website at under ‘Schemes and Developments’ then ‘Other Schemes’.
Information for road users will also be available on