Balfour Beatty is scheduled to commence a 12-month programme of remedial works on the A13/A130 Sadlers Farm junction this October, identified by Essex County Council following a series of routine inspections.
Balfour Beatty is working in collaboration with Essex County Council to ensure the works cause as little disruption to drivers and residents as possible.
Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council, said: “These remedial works are being completed at no additional cost to the taxpayer following completion of the Sadlers Farm scheme in 2012. All work has been carefully planned to cause as little disruption to the driving public as possible. Once complete, it will ensure Sadlers Farm continues to deliver benefits to Essex residents and commuters over the next century.”
Works will include the removal and replacement of the existing façade to enable vital drainage works to take place to structures on the A13 Link Road and the replacement of bearings on two of the bridges to improve bridge movement and ensure we maximise their life. Carriageway strengthening and verge drainage works will also be undertaken along the A13 near Pitsea.
Frank Lee-Sang, Balfour Beatty Project Director, said: “We’re doing everything possible to plan and manage these works in order to keep traffic moving and minimise disruption and inconvenience for road-users and the local community.
Alongside Essex County Council, we will keep local residents, businesses and road users informed of progress and any essential information that will make their journeys as smooth as possible throughout the length of the remedial works.”
Where possible, Balfour Beatty will complete remedial works away from the road in a bid to reduce disruption to road users and the local community. Lane closures, overnight works and weekend works will also be required for these essential works.
For more information on the phasing of the works and the traffic management, please visit the scheme website at: www.balfourbeatty.com/sadlersfarm.