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Welcome to the Highways Service Information Centre. Image of a County boundary (terminal) sign with a car and road in soft focus and black and white. The shield and Seax are in colour, with the shield background being red.
Welcome to the Highways Service Information Centre

Latest News - 15 September 2020: Coronavirus: Essex Highways Status

Working with other councils in Essex, we have now virtually completed the first phase of on-street measures designed to make city/town centre public spaces safer for people during the Covid-19 crisis. Called ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’, these schemes provide bigger, safer spaces in key locations for city centre shoppers, residents, workers and visitors to social distance in.  They also make it easier for people to walk and cycle. We are now waiting on the Department for Transport’s response to the bids we put in for further Government Emergency Active Travel funding for five transformational schemes in Essex. For more information please see our Safer, Greener, Healthier pages.

Essex Highways continues to work through the current coronavirus emergency period to keep Essex roads safe and serviceable for travel, as our dedicated workforce has continued with key inspections, repairs and improvements throughout. We also continue to offer permits to utility companies who need to conduct their own essential repairs and we continue to monitor traffic conditions.

Over the Summer months surface dressing, resurfacing and other highway improvement projects have been undertaken and they continue.  We have incorporated still essential social distancing and other Health and Safety requirements into our working practices to protect public and workforce health.

Please continue to report road defects online, but please try to avoid calling us unless you spot an urgent road safety situation.

For updates relating to roads and travel follow @EssexHighways on twitter. For other Essex County Council service updates please visit or follow Essex County Council on social media.

Thank you for your continuing co-operation.

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