National Highways plans more A12 closures for road rebuilding

National Highways has announced it is continuing work to break the old concrete road foundations between junction 25 and junction 26 of the A12 near Colchester in Essex. It says it’ll also be digging out the old concrete road foundations and surfacing the A12 northbound carriageway between the junction 25 exit and entry slip roads. […]

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 […]

Watch – video of woman moving roadworks cones goes viral

A video of a woman trying to drive through roadworks swap lanes in a queue of traffic on the A12 near Colchester in Essex is doing the rounds on social media. The footage was taken on the northbound carriageway at the Marks Tey intersection. It shows the woman in a traffic jam get out of […]

Essex questions A12 widening plans

Council leaders in Essex have written to the head of National Highways to express what they call significant concerns about proposals for two sections of the A12 which are planned to be detrunked and transferred to Council control. The leaders of Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Colchester City Council said the plans for […]

Work begins on £65M upgrade of A12 in Essex

Work to remove, reconstruct and resurface a stretch of the A12 in Essex is starting this week. National Highways will begin work on the £65M project to revitalise the A12 Margaretting Bypass between the Trueloves Interchange (junction 13) and the Webbs Farms Interchange (junction 15), reports New Civil Engineer. This forms part of a nationwide […]

Plans to transform the A12 move closer

Transformative plans to improve the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester have moved a step closer after the Planning Inspectorate formally accepted National Highways’ proposal to upgrade the 15-mile section. Following that decision on the 12 September a period of Relevant Representation commenced prior to the Planning Inspectorate starting the full 6-month examination period. When this […]

National Highways confirms A12 resurfacing plan

National Highways has announced it’ll be undertaking around 15 months of work to resurface an ageing concrete road surface on the A12 in Essex. The work between Marks Tey and Stanway on the outskirts of Colchester will involve completely removing the concrete road surface and some of the foundations, before rebuilding the road and resurfacing […]

National Highways to upgrade A12 and A14 road surfaces

The A12 and the A14 in the East of England are set to receive upgrades thanks to a £200million investment from National Highways. The East Anglian Daily Times reports that over the next 12 months, parts of the A14 and the A12 will be resurfaced in an attempt to “create a smoother road surface, reduce noise for […]

National Highways launches A12 upgrade consultation

National Highways is today inviting people that live, work and travel in and around Essex to have their say on the latest proposals to upgrade the A12 to three lanes. Last year, National Highways announced its preferred option of adding an extra lane to the 15 mile stretch of A12 between Chelmsford and Marks Tey […]

HE announces A12 preferred route

Highways England has given details of its plans to widen the A12 in Essex between just north of Chelmsford and south of Colchester to three lanes. It says the preferred route is based on its 2017 consultation routes and has been selected based on several factors including environmental impact, journey times, complexity of build, affordability, […]


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