The latest works on the Grays two-way system on Orsett Road completed

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The latest works on the Grays two-way system on Orsett Road have completed ahead of schedule.

THIS is the latest set of roadworks, following the reintroduction of the Crown Road two-way system, and form part of a wider transport strategy for the town centre to help make Grays safer and more accessible, promoting job creation and access to skills and learning.

The works are crucial to help improve the transport network in Grays and follow feedback from residents and businesses, which identified the need to replace the previous one-way system.

Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Grays has a key role in the borough’s economy and this section of the road network is vital to the free-flow of traffic and improved access to and through the town centre.

“However I would like to remind people to follow government advice to stay at home to help protect the NHS and save lives. Only go out for essentials such as food or medicine, for work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or to exercise always keeping two metres apart from others.

“It’s an uncertain time and we’re doing everything we can to ensure we support our communities and continue to deliver for our borough. We thank residents and businesses of Grays for their patience and cooperation whilst these vital works were completed.”

Works will be followed by the installation of a SCOOT adaptive traffic light control system which responds automatically to traffic fluctuations and will significantly reduce journey times for drivers traveling through the town. Until the system is in place minor disruption is expected.

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