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A12 overnight closures at Marks Tey extended as roadworks delayed

Overnight road closures on the A12 will continue as roadworks have been delayed due to 'unexpected ground conditions and adverse weather'. National Highways have confirmed that the extension of work on the A12 between junction 25, Marks Tey and junction 26, Stanway, are set to continue.

In February, rebuilding works were being conducted on the A12 northbound exit slip road at junction 26. But due to poor conditions, works are set to continue and be extended until April 15, 2023.

So far, the concrete surface has been removed and work has begun by digging out the excess material from underneath the existing road surface, which is taking longer than planned due to recent weather conditions. Once they've removed the excess material, they will begin rebuilding the slip road and resurfacing it with asphalt.

For the safety of workers and all road users, the A12 northbound exit slip road at junction 26 Stanway will need to remain closed until 6am on April 15, 2023 while work is completed, National Hoghways says.

A clearly signed diversion route is in place throughout this closure. Traffic will be diverted to continue northbound on the A12 to exit at junction 27, before using the Spring Lane Roundabout to enter the A12 southbound carriageway and exiting using the A12 junction 26 southbound exit slip road.

A spokesperson for National Highways said: "I’m sorry for the disruption this closure may cause and encourage drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling.

"Please note that these dates are subject to change at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances or poor weather conditions, however I’d like to assure you that we’re working to complete this work as quickly as possible."

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