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Dry Street/A176 Nethermayne, Basildon


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Dry Street/A176 Nethermayne, Basildon

Update - 18 July 2017: 

Phase 2 roadworks begin on A176 at Nethermayne  

Drainage and road widening works are starting today as part of the second phase of improvements.

Two-way traffic flow (one lane in each direction) will be maintained on the A176 for the majority of the works, with a temporary speed limit of 30mph for public and road worker safety.  

Work will take place between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and night working required to support traffic sensitive operations.  

Dry Street will remain temporarily closed with diversions in place during the remainder of the works.  Access will continue for Ashdale Cottage and Fobbing Farm Close residents, as well as emergency vehicle access to the Cardiac Centre.  

There may be some local delays, so please allow extra time when passing through the area and obey local road signs.

Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation while these improvements are undertaken. 

About the scheme:

  • Improvements are planned for the A176 Nethermayne/Dry Street junction located in Dunton, Basildon.
  • The scheme is part of a section 106 planning condition granted by Basildon Borough Council (Planning Application 12/01080/OUT), for the Redrow Homes Development located on land north of Dry Street. 

Works include:

  • A signalised junction at Dry Street with Nethermayne
  • The dualling of Nethermayne from Dry Street to the hospital roundabout
  • The widening and reconstruction of Dry Street including the provision of a footway on the northern side
  • Street lighting will also be replaced and upgraded.


This improvement scheme is designed to increase the capacity of the A176 at the junction by adding vehicle capacity, improving the flow of traffic.  It is also designed to provide safer access to Dry Street from/to Nethermayne.

When will the work take place?

The works will be progressed in a phased approach.

Contractors appointed by Redrow Homes will begin works in the early January 2017 to widen and reconstruct Dry Street. 

All works are anticipated to be complete by the end of Winter 2017, subject to suitable weather conditions or unexpected issues. 

Work will typically take place between the hours of 7am and 7pm although some extended hours and weekend working will be utilised.

Dry Street - Temporary road closure

A temporary closure of Dry Street from its junction with One Tree Hill and the junction with Fobbing Farm Close (approximately 900 metres) is necessary to support the works. This is because Dry Street is a narrow road and to minimise the disruption to the network as a whole and to support safety of the public and the workforce.

A signed diversion has been put in place and information advertised on site and in advance of the road closure. 

Access to residential and business properties will be maintained during the works.

The developer will provide the necessary notifications to local residents, businesses and interested parties in advance of the works including on site signage.

Further information about the scheme will be made available on this webpage as the scheme develops, however on site signage will provide the most up to date information about the work programme.

Further information

Plans of the scheme are available in the document section below.  Additional roadworks information can also be found from the following website:


Resident letter - July 2017  PDF  18/07/2017 
Resident letter - December 2016  PDF 22/12/2016 
Proposed Dry Street closure/diversion plan PDF 22/12/2016 
Scheme plan PDF 22/12/2016