Press release

A12 Marks Tey weekend closure for resurfacing work

The Highways Agency will improve the A12 at Old London Road alongside Marks Tey northbound in Essex.


Work to improve the A12 at Old London Road alongside Marks Tey northbound in Essex, providing a safer and smoother road surface for drivers, will start this weekend.

The Highways Agency will begin work to resurface the A12 Service Road carriageway at Marks Tey as well as carrying out drainage and kerb works starting on Friday 20 February. We will also be renewing road markings and installing parking restrictions for residents on this narrow residential service road.

In order to complete the work safely, a full weekend closure of the Old London service road alongside the A12. The drainage and kerb work will start on Friday (20 February) at 8am before the main resurfacing works start on Saturday (21 February). The resurfacing works and road markings will take place between midday and 9pm and will finish on Sunday (22 February) night.

Highways Agency project sponsor Jennie Fraser, said:

This work will provide a safer and smoother road surface along this section of the A12. This work has to take place over a weekend due to the depth of carriageway which needs to be resurfaced. If the work was carried out overnight the tarmac would not have sufficient time to cool before the road reopened. We will also be able to carry out noisy operations during the day which will cause less disruption to residents.

As the A12 Service Road, adjacent to the A12 carriageway, will be closed to traffic, we have to minimise disruption to drivers so we have arranged for alternative parking for residents to be available at Marks Tey Parish Hall. Pedestrian access will still be available. We have worked closely with local residents and key stakeholders about the work.

The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to change.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 19 February 2015