Press release

Contractor announced for £3 million improvements in Essex

A contract worth £3 million will see improvements take place in Essex and Suffolk providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

Improvements on the A12 and A14 have moved a step closer today (Monday 2 November) with the appointment of a contractor for the scheme.

Tarmac working on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out a package of works on the A12 and A14 through Marylands interchange, Copdock Mill and Seven Hills interchange.

The work will involve resurfacing, replacing and installing new signs, replacing road markings, barrier renewal, drainage and embankment work.

The £3million contract is part of our commitment in the region to improve safety and increase the capacity of roads to help ease congestion and ensure better journey experiences across the East region’s busiest roads.

All of the work will be carried out overnight and during the week, to keep disruption to a minimum. More details about the work will be announced shortly once we have a programme from the contractor.

Aran Nugent, Service Delivery Team Leader at Highways England, said:

The appointment of the contractor is a vital part of the delivery of improvements to some of our major roads in Essex and Suffolk. This scheme will make journeys better for local people by improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use these roads each day.

We expect the work to start in the winter and be completed in the spring next year. We will work with the contractor on how the works will affect people, but I’d like to assure drivers, where possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum and to bear with us while the works take place as there will be a small amount of pain for a large amount of gain.

More details about the work will be announced shortly.

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