Kent Elms Junction

The £6.5m project aims to improve the traffic flow across this key junction into and out of the town and make it easier for people with reduced mobility and those with pushchairs to cross the highway. New surface-level pedestrian crossings were introduced across the A127 one to the west of the junction, one to east of the junction near Mendip Crescent and also a new one in Rayleigh Road. These will be timed to coincide with the main traffic light sequence.  A new informal crossing has also been added on Bridgwater Drive. The additional Southend bound new lane is completed and working well.

The majority of the funding for the Kent Elms junction improvement (£5.1m) is the Local Growth Fund, with the remainder coming from the Council’s Capital budget.

Current Works

We are looking to start the installation of the new bridge over the coming weeks, the installation will be under overnight road closures between the hours of 19.30 to 06.30.

The works is due to start on 7th May to 17th May with the installation of side ramps, platforms, top stairs and the bridge span.

Diversions will be in place via Progress Road – Rayleigh Road, access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Page last updated: 08/05/2019