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National Highways confirms A12 resurfacing plan



National Highways has announced it’ll be undertaking around 15 months of work to resurface an ageing concrete road surface on the A12 in Essex.


The work between Marks Tey and Stanway on the outskirts of Colchester will involve completely removing the concrete road surface and some of the foundations, before rebuilding the road and resurfacing it with asphalt.

National Highways explains that this uses new ways of working and new technology to “provide a modern road that will last for decades to come”. It says it’ll also make it easier and quicker to carry out repairs in the future.


The work will involve a series of contraflows as the three lanes in each direction are reduced while the work is carried out. The plan is for two lanes each way to be available for most of the work.


National Highways says that when complete, the scheme will improve safety and provide a smoother rider for road users, reduce noise levels and “create a new modern road with a 40 to 50-year lifespan that’ll be easier and quicker for us to repair in future.”

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