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.
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 2016 to minimise delays and 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.
Locations identified for carriageway resurfacing to extend the life of the road surface included:
- M25 to A127 Slip Road
- M25 to Little Warley Hall Lane
- Little Warley Hall Lane to A128
- A128/A127 Roundabout
- A128 Eastbound On Slip to A127
- A128 Westbound Off Slip form A127
- A128 Westbound On Slip to A127
- A128 to Timmermans Nurseries Eastbound carriageway)
- A127 Eastbound underneath Dunton Junction
- Rayleigh Weir to Southend Boundary
- Fairglen Roundabout and Slip Roads
- A130 to Fairglen Interchange
- Fairglen Interchange to A130
- Fairglen Interchange to Carpenters Arms
- A128 Both approaches to Station Road
- A128 from Bridleway to the A127/A128 Junction