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:
Site 1 - M25 to A127 Slip Road
Site 2 - M25 to Little Warley Hall Lane
Site 3 - Little Warley Hall Lane to A128
Site 4 - A128/A127 Roundabout
Site 5 - A128 Eastbound On Slip to A127
Site 6 - A128 Westbound Off Slip form A127
Site 7 - A128 Westbound On Slip to A127
Site 8 - A128 to Timmermans Nurseries Eastbound carriageway)
Site 9 - A127 Eastbound underneath Dunton Junction
Site 10 - Rayleigh Weir to Southend Boundary
Site 11 - Fairglen Roundabout and Slip Roads
Site 12 - A130 to Fairglen Interchange
Site 13 - Fairglen Interchange to A130
Site 14 - Fairglen Interchange to Carpenters Arms
Site 15 - A128 Both approaches to Station Road
Site 16 - A128 from Bridleway to the A127/A128 Junction