AS part of the infrastructure upgrade, in the lead up to the opening of the UK’s first 21st Century port, DP World London Gateway’s major junction improvement works on A13/A1014 Junction in Stanford-le-Hope, have now been completed on schedule by J. Murphy & Sons Limited.
The works included the widening of the roundabout from two to three lanes, the installation of a new bridge, the widening of the slip roads and the signalisation of the junction.
Andrew Bowen, Engineering Director, DP World London Gateway said: “The junction works will provide greater capacity for local residents, businesses and London Gateway customers.”
“This is a key step in London Gateway’s journey toward opening the world-class super port, which will cater to the world’s largest ships and will also be home to Europe’s largest logistic park.
“We took a very proactive approach to these works. From a legal perspective we did not have to start junction improvements for a number of years, however we decided to bring the works forward and complete them before we open to minimise the impact on all road users in the long term”
David Huckstep, Project Manager, J. Murphy & Sons Limited, commented: “Murphy would like to thank the local community and road users for their understanding and patience over the past twelve months whilst the improvement work was taking place. The project has successfully implemented complex traffic management systems and route diversions to ensure that each phase of works could take place efficiently and safely with a minimum of disruption to road users. The final phase of the contract will be the installation of noise barriers and an extensive tree/shrub planting programme to the superb landscaped verges and embankments.”
Now fully open to traffic, the final element of work will be to landscape the banks on and off the junction and install noise barriers.