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Rayleigh Road, Benfleet – Traffic signal renewal

Works location and photo

View of the works location

About the works

Preparations are being made to renew the traffic signals located on Rayleigh Road, south of Beresford Garden, Hadleigh, Benfleet.

Works are due to start on Monday 16 August 2021 and expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.

We will be replacing the traffic signals at the junction before they become unreliable and fail to work properly and will be installing new extra low voltage equipment. The pedestrian facilities will also be upgraded from a pelican to puffin crossing. 

Activities will include the replacing or renewing underground cable ducts under the carriageway and pavements as well as replacing equipment above ground.

How it will affect you

The majority of the works will be carried during the day with lane restrictions in place managed by temporary traffic signals to provide a safe working area while operatives are on site.

We currently anticipate that a limited number of full road closures on Beresford Gardens will be required overnight to allow work to take place across the carriageway.

Closure dates are currently being finalised and will be shared on this webpage when available.  

Please be assured the road will reopen after each shift.

Access for residents located within the closure and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times during road closures by a gatesperson.  

Advance warning notices will be used to advertise the works and appropriate diversions in place during temporary road closures.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and for safety, we propose to install a temporary controlled pedestrian crossings across Rayleigh Road whilst the works are undertaken.

Further information

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage. Information will also be shared with local parish councils.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: or the @essexhighways twitter feed.