Why is the A127 economic growth corridor so important?
The A127 economic growth corridor is a vital artery linking an international airport and a number of major businesses into the rest of the country and the rest of the world.
The A127 itself is used by more than 78,000 drivers daily but suffers from delays costing a combined £35 million every year.
Improvements to transport links along this corridor are vital to fuel continued growth across the region from Southend-on-Sea to the London Borough of Havering.
On Friday, 30 November 2018, council leaders and MPs met for the inaugural meeting of the A127 Economic Growth Corridor Task Force.
At this meeting they agreed to collaborate and contribute towards a long-term vision for the A127 economic growth corridor. This work will be carried out through proactive engagement with local residents, businesses and transport users to develop a solution which works for everyone.