Drivers facing new A127 works misery

Southend Standard: Drivers facing new A127 works misery Drivers facing new A127 works misery

MOTORISTS could be stuck in jams as the A127 is closed next week for resurfacing.

The road will close at night from Monday and will not return to normal until January 28.

The works will be carried out from 9pm until 5am on weekdays in an effort to minimise disruption.

But it is likely to have a knock-on effect on any motorists trying to get about in the evening or driving into work the following morning.

Contractors will move in to repair damaged areas between the A1245 and the A132 on the London-bound lane and taking in the junction with Pound Lane, near to Alton garden centre.

A spokesman for Essex Highways said: “Following a survey, it was found the section of the road surface is in a poor condition.

“In the light of this, we will be carrying out resurfacing works to a section of the highway, weather permitting.

These works will require a road closure, so a signed diversion will be in place.

The works will also commence at 9pm to minimise any potential disruption.

“Advanced warning signs are currently on-site and a letter drop has also taken place to notify residents.”

The latest roadworks will come as a worry for long-suffering motorists who had to contend with the £63million Sadlers Farm roadworks, which overran the deadline by nearly a year.

Morning disruption is likely to cause tailbacks into Southend, but Southend Council urged motorists to be patient.

A council spokesman said: “We urge motorists to be patient, consider other road users and drive carefully while the essential work is carried out.”

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6:18am Thu 9 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Well at least with this sort of delay, prior notice is given, unlike the idiotic accidental delays, from peoples bad driving habits.
Well at least with this sort of delay, prior notice is given, unlike the idiotic accidental delays, from peoples bad driving habits. Nowthatsworthknowing

11:04am Thu 9 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

This resurfacing is necessary and prior warning given. Some motorists will still be throwing the toys out of the pram though.
This resurfacing is necessary and prior warning given. Some motorists will still be throwing the toys out of the pram though. Howard Cháse

11:04am Thu 9 Jan 14

a127scamera says...

Should not be a problem if when the surface is removed that a suitable ramp is in place. Unfortunately, there are those drivers out there that have to virtually come to a stop to negotiate these points, thus causing the expected tailbacks and inevitable prangs through those not reading the road ahead.
Should not be a problem if when the surface is removed that a suitable ramp is in place. Unfortunately, there are those drivers out there that have to virtually come to a stop to negotiate these points, thus causing the expected tailbacks and inevitable prangs through those not reading the road ahead. a127scamera

11:25am Thu 9 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Lucky for us the buggies can be towed anywhere, even on a beach
Lucky for us the buggies can be towed anywhere, even on a beach LastLaugh2

12:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Tom from Southend says...

Misery ! What are you on about Echo. Roads need maintaining, there is advanced warning, easy diversion routes and closed at night.
Misery ! What are you on about Echo. Roads need maintaining, there is advanced warning, easy diversion routes and closed at night. Tom from Southend

12:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Ian P says...

"The latest roadworks will come as a worry for long-suffering motorists who had to contend with the £63million Sadlers Farm roadworks, which overran the deadline by nearly a year". Nearly a year you have to be joking. Men in Birse Civils jackets have only just left.
"The latest roadworks will come as a worry for long-suffering motorists who had to contend with the £63million Sadlers Farm roadworks, which overran the deadline by nearly a year". Nearly a year you have to be joking. Men in Birse Civils jackets have only just left. Ian P

12:48pm Thu 9 Jan 14

whataday says...

Ian P wrote:
"The latest roadworks will come as a worry for long-suffering motorists who had to contend with the £63million Sadlers Farm roadworks, which overran the deadline by nearly a year". Nearly a year you have to be joking. Men in Birse Civils jackets have only just left.
Absolutely right. Sadlers Farm roadworks overran by two years
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: "The latest roadworks will come as a worry for long-suffering motorists who had to contend with the £63million Sadlers Farm roadworks, which overran the deadline by nearly a year". Nearly a year you have to be joking. Men in Birse Civils jackets have only just left.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. Sadlers Farm roadworks overran by two years whataday

3:32pm Thu 9 Jan 14

ekcoanarak says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Well at least with this sort of delay, prior notice is given, unlike the idiotic accidental delays, from peoples bad driving habits.
Excellent comment,it only takes 1 idiot to impact on everyone else.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Well at least with this sort of delay, prior notice is given, unlike the idiotic accidental delays, from peoples bad driving habits.[/p][/quote]Excellent comment,it only takes 1 idiot to impact on everyone else. ekcoanarak

4:45pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

9pm until 5 am, carriageway resurfacing work? Easy to switch to the A13 at either Rayleigh weir or the bottom of Rayleigh cutting, then rejoin if you want to at Basildon or go via Rayleigh and through Wickford, but it is not a big deal, I am in agreement with comments here regarding the usual suspects and the hold-ups they cause.
But you wait until us pensioners lose our bus passes. We'll take revenge on those who let out a ragged cheer. 25 mph in the outside lane all the way up the A127. Gertcha! :)
9pm until 5 am, carriageway resurfacing work? Easy to switch to the A13 at either Rayleigh weir or the bottom of Rayleigh cutting, then rejoin if you want to at Basildon or go via Rayleigh and through Wickford, but it is not a big deal, I am in agreement with comments here regarding the usual suspects and the hold-ups they cause. But you wait until us pensioners lose our bus passes. We'll take revenge on those who let out a ragged cheer. 25 mph in the outside lane all the way up the A127. Gertcha! :) Devils Advocate

5:37pm Thu 9 Jan 14

EastStBoy says...

MOTORISTS could be stuck in jams as the A127 is closed next week for resurfacing....
The works will be carried out from 9pm until 5am on weekdays in an effort to minimise disruption.

Not being funny, but the likelihood of traffic jams between 9pm and 5am is pretty remote in my experience.
MOTORISTS could be stuck in jams as the A127 is closed next week for resurfacing.... The works will be carried out from 9pm until 5am on weekdays in an effort to minimise disruption. Not being funny, but the likelihood of traffic jams between 9pm and 5am is pretty remote in my experience. EastStBoy

7:49pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Resurfacing - but there is yet another anticipated "big freeze" coming.

Surely the new surface will crack under an immediate barrage of snow and ice.

Or is that just me being too logical?
Resurfacing - but there is yet another anticipated "big freeze" coming. Surely the new surface will crack under an immediate barrage of snow and ice. Or is that just me being too logical? Kim Gandy

11:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

seasider270 says...

"But you wait until us pensioners lose our bus passes. We'll take revenge on those who let out a ragged cheer. 25 mph in the outside lane all the way up the A127. Gertcha! :)"

When I use the road each morning I would be pleased to ACHIEVE 25mph in the outside lane between Kent Elms and Progress Road!

SBC motto - traffic capacity planning, we've heard of it.

Hint to Southend planners - we would all be a bit more sympathetic to the myriad of housing schemes you are trying to force through around the borough if we believed that the road infrastructure was capable of supporting the housing we already have!
"But you wait until us pensioners lose our bus passes. We'll take revenge on those who let out a ragged cheer. 25 mph in the outside lane all the way up the A127. Gertcha! :)" When I use the road each morning I would be pleased to ACHIEVE 25mph in the outside lane between Kent Elms and Progress Road! SBC motto - traffic capacity planning, we've heard of it. Hint to Southend planners - we would all be a bit more sympathetic to the myriad of housing schemes you are trying to force through around the borough if we believed that the road infrastructure was capable of supporting the housing we already have! seasider270

6:29pm Fri 10 Jan 14

sawlike says...

You try living over the top of it!! Kids going to be shattered with the noise they make.have not been given a letter yet to inform the roadworks!
You try living over the top of it!! Kids going to be shattered with the noise they make.have not been given a letter yet to inform the roadworks! sawlike

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