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 drive to replace or repair ageing concrete roads across the country. Decades of use and hundreds of millions of journeys have left the A12 in need of vital upgrades, which will improve safety, create a smoother road surface and reduce noise for those using it.

The scheme will see National Highways completely remove the concrete road surface down to the foundations, before rebuilding the road with recycled material and a new smooth asphalt surface.

As well as resurfacing the road, the project will also see replacement kerbs installed, the drainage system refurbished, safety barriers replaced, new road markings and new reflective road studs.

The scheme is expected to be complete by summer 2024.


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