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A127 Essential Bridge and Highway Maintenance – Southend

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Approval status

 

Part approved

Delivery status

 

Design in progress

Expected completion date

 

Spring 2021

The A127 has been identified as a key corridor for growth and further improvements to the A127 are needed at:

  • A127/A1015 Kent Elms
  • The Bell Junctions
  • A127 Essential Bridge and Maintenance improvements

These are an integral part of the access improvements supporting the delivery of Business Park employment in areas adjacent to LSA, and provision of new housing in Rochford.

The importance of the A127

The A127 links London with Basildon and Southend and Rochford. In Basildon, the A127 corridor is home to one of the largest single concentrations of advanced manufacturing companies in the South of England. It makes substantial contributions to the prosperity of the SELEP area and offers considerable growth prospects. London Southend Airport, now with scheduled air services to Europe and hub airports for onward global travel, and planned business parks, will prove attractive to a wide range of global companies and offers capacity for at least 4,200 additional jobs up to 2021 and a further 3,180 post 2021. Southend and Rochford have agreed the Joint Area Action Plan (JAAP) to unlock these opportunities and the Council has appointed Henry Boot as their development partner.

Enabling growth

To enable growth in Thames Gateway South Essex the A127 requires substantial improvement and a higher level of maintenance. The ‘A127 Corridor for Growth Economic Plan’, sets out the rationale and supporting evidence in detail.

The A127 Corridor for Growth package is a partnership project between Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Southend element includes A127 Kent Elms and A127 The Bell junction improvements, and A127 Essential Bridge and Highway Maintenance package.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.

The deal and brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.

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Funding value: £8m
Total Project cost: £8m
Return to Capital Investment