Work to improve the A12 at Old London Road alongside Marks Tey begins

The incident happened on the A12

The incident happened on the A12 - Credit: Archant

Work to improve the road surface in Marks Tey alongside the A12 has begun.

The Highways Agency (HA) is resurfacing the road at Old London Road alongside Marks Tey northbound, to provide a safer and smoother road surface for drivers.

Work will also begin on resurfacing A12 service road carriageway at Marks Tey as well as carrying out drainage and kerb works, starting today, subject to suitable weather conditions.

Road markings on the service road will be renewed, and HA is also installing parking restrictions.

In order to complete the work safely, HA has closed the Old London service road alongside the A12 for the whole weekend, with the last of the work taking place between noon and 9pm on Sunday.

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HA 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.

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“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 we have arranged for alternative parking for residents to be available at Marks Tey Parish Hall and pedestrian access will still be available.

“We have worked closely with local residents and key stakeholders about the work.”

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