Saturday, November 26, 2022

A13 Manorway nightmare…….Carmageddon time in Thurrock

COMMUTERS IN THE EAST OF THE BOROUGH suffered another morning of traffic “carmageddon” as the roadworks on the A13 at the Manorway takes its toll.

Friday night was a nightmare all over the borough and it was particularly fraught this morning.

Problems naturally stem from the work at the junction which is being done as part of infrastructure development for DP World in Stanford-le-Hope.

What seems to be exacerbating the situation, is traffic using the old A13 Stanford Road as a relief road.

One parent (who did not wish to be named) contacted YT this morning. They said: “I take my children from Linford to Gable Hall in Corringham. It took just under an hour.

“It is a nightmare and I can only envisage that it will get worse.”

Businesses in Stanford-le-Hope have told YT that customers have adapted and are building in a larger window in which to make appointments.

Commuters also appeared to have problems in Stanford-le-Hope, with the level crossing gates taking some time to open.

Those responsible for the roadworks have promised to keep commuters and residents informed.

Beginning from 5th November in accordance with the Traffic Management Plan agreed by Thurrock Council, there will be night-time closures from 22.00 to 04.00 on both carriageways and a signed diversion over the junction at the A13/A1014 junction. These closures are planned for 3 consecutive nights only until 8 November.

During off peak daytime hours, from 9.30 to 15.30, there will be a regime of single lane closures to both carriageways of the A13. In peak periods there will be no traffic restriction implemented on the A13.

In addition, from 6 November 2012 the roundabout and slip roads will be reduced to one lane during the 12-month duration of the works.

Traffic management will be in place for the next 12 months. To mitigate the impact on road users, it is recommended that road users allow for additional journey time to reduce the potential for delays and are aware of diversion or alternative routes to help ensure their journey is not affected.

A project spokesperson said: “During the works road users can subscribe to our email alerts system on www.a13roadworks.co.uk, which will provide regular updates on changes to traffic management as soon as it becomes available so that they can best plan their journey.”

A multi-phased approach to the construction of the junction is adopted. The first phase will see works take place on both bridges, whereby land will be built up for improvement to the slip roads. The main works on the slip roads will take place in phases two and three.

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