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First look at junction plans
8:00am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
THIS is the first image of what the new junction at the Stanford-le-Hope bypass is going to look like after a £10million revamp.
DP World, which owns the London Gateway port on The Manorway in Corringham, is heading up the huge scheme with contractor Murphy to redesign the junction, to help lorries leaving the port get to the A13 quicker and reduce congestion.
Work is due to start in October on the Sorrells roundabout and signs have gone up near the sliproad warning drivers of potential delays.
As part of the plans, the roundabout is going to be increased from two lanes to three, a new bridge is going to be installed, new traffic signals will be put in as a safety measure and an extra lane is going to be added to the London-bound slip road.
Mark Coxshall, Conservative ward councillor for Corringham and Fobbing, said: “This is a really important junction so this is really good news.
“These improvements will make life much easier on the traffic going from DP World onto the A13 and then on with their journeys.
“I am pleased this huge scheme has been brought forward by DP World five years early because it will make the traffic system in Stanford-le- Hope much better.
“The majority of the work is happening at the side of the A13 so we hope drivers will not be too disrupted.”
As part of the planning arrangement, DP World will also be improving Stanford-le-Hope High Street and the railway station and putting in a new bus station – it is expected people working at the superport will commute into the town by train.
Murphy has over 60 years of experience in construction and civil engineering and is undertaking a traffic management study is set to take place in the coming weeks to assess the impact on drivers.
For more information, log on to www.a13roadworks.co.uk