A13/A130 Sadlers Farm

About the project

We are undertaking a 12-month programme of remedial works on the A13/A130 Sadlers Farm scheme on behalf of Essex County Council from October 2017.

The works, to improve the longevity and reliability of the key junction, will include the upgrading of existing drainage systems on the A13 Link Road, the replacement of bearings on two bridges and carriageway strengthening on the A13 near Pitsea.

We will implement a seven phase traffic management plan, with much of the work being completed away from the road, overnight and on weekends to reduce disruption to road users and the local community. Lane closures will only be used where they are essential to manage the safety of the workforce, public and the volume of traffic through this key road network during these essential works.

Our phases of work:

Phase one - works completed

  • A13 Pitsea Parapet safety barrier connection works. 
  • A13 verge works such as maintenance layby drainage, guardrail to embankment, and slope regrading; Church Road Bridge drip flats, drainage pipe through pre-cast concrete earth retaining wall panels, wall and bridge intersection with soil nail slope; and Church Road Subway silane treatment.
  • Drainage and kerb alignment at Sadlers Farm car boot sale entrance.
  • Kerbs on Brackendale Avenue to protect the edge clearance to the Vehicle Actuated Sign on the A13 Westbound off slip to Pitsea Interchange.
  • Realign kerb on A130 Canvey Way, and reconstruction of Sign SNP02 on A130 Canvey Way.


Phase two - works completed

  • Pound Lane ditches, fence alignment, scour protection, label to mini feeder pillar, mortar fill to brickwork at Sadlers Farm Estate, and outfall grills.

Phase three

  • A13/A130 Link Road Eastbound & Westbound Lane 1 closure to carry out remedial works to the block retaining wall and bridges.
  • Night closures for four nights to place traffic management on East and West sides of A13/A130 Link Road.
  • A13 Eastbound and Westbound Lane 4 closure with narrow lanes from Pitsea Flyover to A13/A130 Link Road junction for essential works to the A13 central reserve crossover.
  • A13/A130 Link Road Westbound full weekend closure with diversion over Sadlers Farm roundabout to enable us to safely carry out the cross carriageway trench and surfacing works.
  • Day time off-peak lane closure from Sadlers Farm roundabout to A13 West bound entry slip to carry out works to Sadlers Farm Bridge.

Phase four

  • Full depth reconstruction of A13 central reserve crossover; gantry painting, and Church Road Bridge drip flats. A13 Eastbound & Westbound Lane 4 closure with narrow lanes from Pitsea Bridge to A130/A13 junction

  • Sadlers Hall Bridge carriageway crack repairs and resurfacing.

Phase five

  • Carriageway surface crack overbanding on A13, Link, A130 and London Road Bridge; A130 Eastbound carriageway surfacing near layby.

Phase six

  • London Road Bridge carriageway/footpath surfacing and kerb repairs.

Phase seven

  • Improvement works to the A13 verge including soil nails, gas main diversion, and drainage; freight sign reconstruction; and Elbern Lodge acoustic barriers 
Considerate constructors Scheme (CCS)

The A13/A130 Sadlers Farm Junction project is registered to Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.

Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. This initiative encourages contractors to give a commitment over and above the legal minimum site requirements regarding:


The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.

For more information, please visit www.ccscheme.org.uk or click here to download the CCS Scheme Overview brochure