Police chief promises to support National Highways at A12 roadworks

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has pledged his officers’ support to keep the A12 flowing while roadworks continue.

National Highways began reconstructing the major route between Marks Tey and Stanway near Colchester last October with a contraflow and 50 mph limit. However there have been several accidents while the works have taken place.

Chief Constable of Essex Police Ben-Julian Harrington has told the Essex County Standard his officers will support National Highways where they can, explaining: “We do work with the highways authority to make sure we can keep that road flowing. We work with them as there is potential not only for frustration but for accidents too.

“The A12 is the main highway through Essex so we do a lot of work and proactive patrols.”

The roadworks hit the headlines when a TikTok video emerged of a woman moving cones to try and avoid a queue after a crash, which was subsequently investigated by the force.

(Picture – Highways News)


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