Highways England is undertaking necessary improvement works on the A12 to improve the surfacing of the carriageway and replace road studs and markings.
These road improvements are necessary to maintain the strategic road network along the A12. This will add benefits such as a better road surface, safety improvements and an improved journey for our customers.
The work is planned to start on Friday 25 October 2019 and is programmed to take approximately 2 weekends. Should there be a requirement to significantly re-programme the work, a further notification will be issued.

Traffic restrictions
In order to minimise the impact on local communities and road users, we will only be diverting traffic onto local roads when absolutely necessary. Where we do need to close the A12 and divert traffic, we closely consult with the local authority to agree the most appropriate route and timings.

The following closures will be in place.
• Closure of the A12 northbound junction 27 exit slip from 9pm on Friday 25 October until 5am on Monday 28 October (Diagram A)
• Closure of the A12 northbound between junction 25 and junction 28 from 9pm on Saturday 26 October until 5am on Sunday 27 October (Diagram B)
• Closure of the A12 southbound junction 27 entry slip from 9pm on Friday 1 November until 5am on Monday 4 November (Diagram C)

Please note that these works are subject to weather conditions and dates may change, notices onsite will provide the most up to date information.

Access for emergency vehicles will be allowed at all times. Due to the nature of the works being carried out noise and light disturbance is unavoidable. We will however attempt to keep this to a minimum. Please accept our apologies in advance of any inconvenience that is caused whilst work is in progress.

Your safety is important to us, as is the safety of our operatives working on site. We would be grateful if you could observe signs and restrictions in place as any unauthorised access to the site creates a serious risk to safety of everyone involved.

If you have any queries about our work, or want to know more, please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or via email at info@highwaysengland.co.uk
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during our work.

13:36, Tuesday by Brigitte Taylor

Twelve tips for Christmas and after

  1. If you must store Christmas food and drink, presents and other goodies within garages and outbuildings, ensure that they are out of sight and that it’s securely locked with good quality well fitted locks. Treat your shed to a shed alarm.
  2. Avoid temptingwindow shopping burglars; don’t leave presents and valuables on full view in front of a window.
  3. Ensure that your windows and doors are closed and locked before leaving the house. Don’t attract burglars to your home by leaving it in darkness; leave lights on timers, perhaps treat yourself to a TV simulator too.
  4. Lock gates to keep unwanted visitors from getting to the rear of your home.
  5. Whether an evening out or Christmas shopping keep your bags, handbags, wallets and mobile safe. Busy places make it easier for the sneak thief, so be alert at all times.
  6. Park safely; look for a Parkmark accredited car park www.parkmark.co.uk/car-park-finder Check that your car is locked before you leave it and don’t leave valuables and gifts on display in your car.
  7. When you go to leave the house and find that your car is all iced up, don’t leave it unattended with the engine running to de-ice it. It only takes a second to steal your car and it would invalidate any insurance claim.
  8. Attending a Christmas party – make sure that you have considered how you are getting home in advanced and avoid using unlicensed taxi’s. Ensure you drink responsible and are aware of your surroundings, whilst keeping your drink and belongings safe. www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/personal-safety
  9. Watch what you put on social media; check your settings to ensure that you are not broadcasting when you are not at home and the lovely gifts you have received.
  10. After Christmas don’t advertise your nice gifts to the thieves by putting the empty boxes out for collection, disguise them, fold them up inside out or put them inside other non-descript box.
  11. Record your new property free on www.immobilise.com , install tracking and security apps on relevant electrical and computer products.
  12. Have a Great Christmas and New Year!! For further crime prevention advice see: https://www.essex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/
13:58, 03 Oct 2019 by Brigitte Taylor

Temporary weekend night time road closures in preparation for installation of Marks Tey Station VRS scheme, North Lane, Marks Tey

Essex Highways are making preparations for the installation of a vehicle restraint system (VRS) at Marks Tey Station Bridge on North Lane, Marks Tey. This will involve construction of support structure and installation of safety barriers along the verge on all four corners of the bridge.
Negotiations are at a final stage to gain permissions from Network Rail to enable us to begin the installation.
In order to carry out the work, temporary fencing needs to be installed between the road and the railway to create a safe environment. This work requires night time road closures over the bridge, planned for November\December 2019.

Proposed overnight weekend closures are:

Fully closed from 1.30am to 7.00am Sunday 17 November 2019 for vegetation clearance works.

Fully closed from 1.30am to 7.00am Sunday 24 November 2019 for construction of temporary fence foundation.

Fully closed from 1.30am to 7.00am Sunday 1 December 2019 for installation of temporary fence.

Following on from this work a full road closure will be put in place at a later date (currently proposed from Monday 6 January 2020) to enable us to commence the installation of the vehicle restraint system. This work is programmed for the new year to avoid any closures of North Lane during the Christmas period.
Advance warning notices and diversions will be in place during the works via North Lane, Brook Road, New Road, A1124 Halstead Road, A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way, B1408 London Road, A120 Marks Tey Interchange, Station Road and vice versa.
We appreciate that these works may cause temporary noise and inconvenience to local residents, businesses and commuters for which we would like to apologise. Please be assured that when night works are necessary we aim minimise the noisiest operations where possible.
Pedestrian access over Marks Tey Station Bridge will be maintained during both day and night time work or an alternative arrangement will be in place. Further details will be provided nearer the time.
We urge all drivers to observe traffic management and signage in place during the closure and would ask drivers to take additional care and drive cautiously through the area. In particular, please be aware that vehicles travelling to and from Swift Scaffolding, which includes long vehicles, will have no alternative but to follow the diversion route during closures.
Please be aware that dates may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise. The works are dependent on the necessary permissions being obtained from Network Rail.
We aim to keep you updated on forthcoming works and traffic management changes as the details are confirmed and the scheme progresses. The latest information will be reflected on our webpage: www.essex.gov.uk/highwayschemes. Please choose the link to: ‘Marks Tey Station Bridge (VRS), North Lane, Marks Tey’. We will also keep the parish informed.
You can also follow us on twitter @essexhighways and find out about other works in the area by visiting one.network. For other enquiries you can contact the Essex County Council customer service team by telephoning 0345 603 7631.
Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation while we plan for these safety improvements.

Yours sincerely
Essex Highways

10:53, 26 Sep 2019 by Brigitte Taylor

Please be advised that drainage improvement works have begun this week north west of Marks Tey Bridge on North Lane with the support of temporary traffic lights, 24 hours a day.

These improvements were originally planned during August however the works have been rescheduled.   The works are programmed for completion by 8 October.

We encourage all road users to take additional care when travelling through the area.


Please be aware we are unable to respond directly to highway requests or queries from the public sent to this mailbox. These should be addressed to the Essex County Council customer service team either by telephone: 0345 603 7631 or by completing the online form: https://www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries.

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10:46, 26 Sep 2019 by Brigitte Taylor


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