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A127 Fairglen Interchange junction improvements


Approval Status


Approved subject to final approval by the Secretary of State for Transport 

Delivery Status


Design in progress

Expected completion date


Spring 2024

​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.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£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.

Find out more here

Funding value: £15,000,000
Total Project cost: £29,171,000
Return to Capital Investment