A127 Fairglen Interchange junction improvements
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, More than £2m, LGF1
DfT approval pending
Expected completion date
The proposed scheme is designed to increase the capacity of the Fairglen Interchange, reduce travel times, address existing safety concerns and improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity. It involves:
- Constructing a new one-way ‘Southend Link Road’ north of the railway line, connecting the A130 southbound with the signalised junction on the A1245, which is restricted to right-turn movements.
- Widening the A127 Westbound diverge slip road onto Fairglen roundabout.
- Constructing additional and longer slip lanes on the A127 Eastbound slip.
- Providing a third lane southbound between Fairglen Roundabout and Raleigh Spur Roundabout.
- Improving the Rayleigh Spur Roundabout, including signal control.
- Removal of the existing bypass lane at Rayleigh Spur Roundabout.
- Constructing a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to the south of Fairglen Roundabout.
- Improving the geometric design of the Interchange generally, providing improved lines of sight and visibility for motorists.
- Updating signage and speed limits
Part of the wider scheme is the A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange Link Road Project (the Link Road Project). This was brought forward as a standalone project and was approved for investment by the Board in February 2019.
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.
£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.