Sunday, May 19, 2024

A13 at Manorway: As one slip road re-opens, another one closes

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is pleased to announce that the London-bound off slip will re-open to live traffic as of Tuesday 26th March at 02:00.

This initiates the next planned closure, that of the London-bound on slip, which will be closed to live traffic from Tuesday 26th March at 04:00. Journey times will be longer for those who use this slip road, as the approved safe diversion route will direct drivers to the Five Bells Roundabout. The diversion will be in place for six weeks.

Murphy Construction Manager, Simon Fay, said: “We’re pleased to announce that we will reopen the London-bound on slip ahead of schedule. We do appreciate the patience and understanding of all road users during the construction of the junction improvements and we will continue to work to minimise the disruption caused to them.”

Diversion routes have been approved by Thurrock Council, and are designed to provide a safe alternative road, capable of handling an equivalent or higher level of road traffic.

The works are being undertaken to increase the capacity of the A13/A1014 junction by widening it from the current two lanes to three lanes. Each of the slip roads will see significant remodelling as part of the works. Despite slip road closures, the junction will operate a single lane usage to maintain access to all surrounding areas.

Road users are recommended to subscribe to the email alerts system on www.a13roadworks.co.uk, which will provide advanced warning of changes to traffic management, allowing them to better plan their daily commute. Diversion routes will be signposted and road closures kept to a minimum. Road users should plan their journey and allow extra time whilst the restrictions are in place.

1 COMMENT

  1. It’s a pity those driving through lane closures are not educated to keep the traffic moving, by taking up a position in the lane that is closed ahead only congests the taper position and causes delays.

    TRY STAYING IN THE RUNNING LANE AND THE ROAD WILL MOVE AT 20-30mph, BETTER THAN BLOCKING THE TAPER POSITION BY TRYING TO FILTER INTO THE RUNNING LANE.

    I do get frustrated by impatient drivers who bang the steering wheel when they are sat in the wrong lane and causing the tailback.

    A LITTLE EDUCATION CAN HALF THE TIME DRIVERSW ARE SAT AT LOCATIONS LIKE THIS, GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT PLEASE.

    The signage starts at 1 mile then you have lane wicket boards showing where to drive at 800m 600m 400m and 200m before the taper takes out the lane, the reality is that as soon as you reach 800m you should get into the ONE RUNNING LANE and continue through the works without backing up traffic and causing unneccessary delays. TRY IT instead of blaming the road works, look at yourselves.

    END of SERMON.

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