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A127 Southend Arterial Road safety barrier repairs

Works location and photo

View of A127 barriers, travelling Southend Bound

About the works

Key locations on the A127 London to Southend Arterial Road have been identified for safety barrier repairs, which is also known as a vehicle restraint system (VRS).

The work will be focused on a 300m section of the A127 east bound, between A1245 on slip and Rayleigh Weir that sits on top of the embankment (known as Rayleigh Cutting). To support these works, temporary lane restrictions will in place to both the east and west bound carriageways, reducing the available lanes to one in both directions. 

To minimise disruption to the drivers, the barrier repairs will be carried out overnight, with restrictions lifted during the daytime.

How it will affect you

Overnight safety barrier repairs are due to begin on Sunday 15 August 2021 and are expected to take five nights to complete.

Temporary lane restrictions are needed to support these works, reducing the carriageway to one available lane in each direction overnight, between the hours of 8pm and 5am to allow safe working.

The repairs will be conducted on sections of the route identified on the plan.

Further information

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage. Information will also be shared with local parish councils.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: or the @essexhighways twitter feed.