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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 - 24 March 2020: Coronavirus Emergency: Essex Highways Status Update

Following government guidance on the coronavirus emergency and in order to keep our workforce and the public safe, Essex Highways is now working to adjust our activities, plans and how we do things.

Our primary aim is to continue to work to keep roads in Essex safe, particularly for emergency services, key workers and distribution of essential supplies. We are currently continuing with most repair work, but we are now assessing our planned programme of more extensive improvements in the light of many unknowns including likely availability of workers, materials, equipment and the need to maintain social distancing even within the workforce. We are also working with utility companies and developers to see what changes need to be made, if any.

At this point, existing roadworks will generally remain in place.

Of course, if UK Government advice changes, we will reconsider our approach. This may mean that we move to repair of immediate dangers only. However we are not yet at that point.

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

We apologise for the disruption but trust you understand the need for this action to be taken.  

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

Thank you for your co-operation.

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