A12 Travel News

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Northbound A12 Roadworks and Delays

  • A12 northbound access from M25 clockwise | Northbound | Road Works | Greater London Authority

    Location : The A12 northbound entry slip from the M25 clockwise. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 19 August 2022 to 05:00 on 20 August 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Greater London Authority A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:12:20 GMT
  • A12 northbound within the A1124 junction | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound at the junction with the A1124 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 17 August 2022 to 20 August 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 August 2022 to 26 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Wed, 17 Aug 2022 04:04:40 GMT
  • A12 northbound between A120 near Colchester (east) and B1029 | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound between the A1124 and the junction with the A14 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 16 August 2022 to 20 August 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 August 2022 to 26 August 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:33:57 GMT
  • A12 northbound between A414 near Chelmsford (west) and B1007 | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound between the A414 Chelmsford West and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2022 to 3 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:52:48 GMT
  • A12 northbound between B1002 and A414 near Chelmsford (west) | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound between the junctions with the A1023 and the A414 Chelmsford West. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2022 to 3 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:52:48 GMT
  • A12 northbound exit for A414 near Chelmsford (west) | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound exit slip to the A414 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:52:48 GMT
  • A12 northbound between B1002 and A414 near Chelmsford (west) | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound between the A1023 and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford West. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 September 2022 to 3 September 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:52:48 GMT
  • A12 northbound between A414 near Chelmsford (west) and B1007 | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound between the A1023 and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford South. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 August 2022 to 06:00 on 3 September 2022.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:52:49 GMT
  • A12 northbound access from A138 | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound entry slip from the A130 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 29 October 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 northbound exit for A1124 | Northbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 northbound exit slip to the A1124 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2022 to 06:00 on 21 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:01:51 GMT

Southbound A12 Roadworks and Delays

  • A12 southbound between B1024 near Kelvedon (south) and B1389 near Witham (north) | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 17 August 2022 to 20 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Tue, 16 Aug 2022 09:02:43 GMT
  • A12 southbound exit for A138/A130 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the A138 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2022 to 05:00 on 20 August 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 August 2022 to 25 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:12:47 GMT
  • A12 southbound between B1137 and A138/A130 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the junctions with the A120 Colchester West and the A130 Chelmsford North. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2022 to 05:00 on 25 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:12:47 GMT
  • A12 southbound between A138/A130 and A414 near Chelmsford (east) | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the A130 Chelmsford North and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford East. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2022 to 05:00 on 25 August 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:12:46 GMT
  • A12 southbound access from A138/A130 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A138 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 August 2022 to 25 August 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:12:46 GMT
  • A12 southbound exit for A1023 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the A1023 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 August 2022 to 05:00 on 19 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound exit for A1124 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the A1124 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound within the A1124 junction | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A1124 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound access from A133 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A133 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound exit at a minor junction between A120 near Colchester (east) and A133 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • link road from A120 roundabout near Colchester (east) to A12 southbound access | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A120 Colchester East. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound access at a minor junction between A120 near Colchester (east) and A133 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 5 September 2022 to 9 September 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound within the A120 near Colchester (east) junction | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 17 August 2022 to 20 August 2022. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 August 2022 to 25 August 2022. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Wed, 17 Aug 2022 04:01:30 GMT
  • A12 southbound within the A120 near Colchester (east) junction | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:42 on 14 July 2022 to 05:00 on 25 August 2022.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:06:15 GMT
  • A12 southbound exit for A1124 | Southbound | Road Works | Essex

    Location : The A12 southbound exit slip to the A1124 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2022 to 22 August 2022. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    Essex A12 Live Travel Updates
    Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:01:51 GMT

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Traffic delay information supplied by UK Traffic Delays. The latest A12 traffic reports, roadworks and travel news for the East of England.

Our Essex and Suffolk travel news is as up to date as possible but please do always check with local radio news sources and always allow plenty of time for your journey.

How Long is The A12 Road?

The A12 is 129 miles in length and passes through the following English counties; Greater London, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Which Major Towns and Cities Are Near The A12 Road?

Major UK destinations close to the A12 are as follows; Stratford, Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and Lowestoft.

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  1. My step daughter had to phone us as she was completely lost due to lack of diversion signs. On trying to get her home, we were guiding her, every time we sent her one way it resulted in not being able to get back onto A12. Reason for this no signs stating that entrances, to A12, were closed. Road tax is payed obviously for road improvements and safety. ARE SIGNS NOT FOR SAFETY? Put more up!

  2. In addition to the other comments, closing the road BEFORE the publicised time is totally unacceptable. Why is it not being sorted?

  3. Can you see a live feed from gallows corner on sunday 8th august at 10.37 a black range rover hit a grey ford focus and didnt stop

  4. I used to work in Civil Engineering and have never seen such poor relations between contractors and motorists. One example when there were signs at the A12 end of the A130 proclaiming the road closes at 20.00 . I got there at 19.55, the workman put his hand up and closed the road . When I told him the time he laughed. Maybe because I was in an expensive car and he needed his sad life cheering up. The chaos at Sadlers Farm for years continues, the Stanford Le Hope by pass is a disgrace and obviously badly planned . I wonder what the criteria used by Essex Council when employing contractors. I know some Clerks Of The Works who say they often have their heads in their hands at the incompetance of the ”favoured” contractors.

  5. I live in Wivenhoe, I am a Carer for my elderly frail Mother (age 91) who lives in Romford, she is regularly having falls so I often use the A12 to get over to her quickly – fat chance when this major trunk road is closed. It’s totally unacceptable to completely close sections of the A12, it is causing distress to myself and to my Mother who is already struggling to cope with the isolation of lockdown let alone not seeing her daughter. There must other people like myself who are caring for elderly relatives, my caring role is tiring enough without spending twice as much time travelling to and from my Mother’s due to roadworks.

    1. It is all about making contractor’s lives easier. So much less hassle for them to close a road off completely than lay cones or set out contraflows. Motorists don’t matter as long as money is being made. The less hassle the less staff to pay. Essex is about the worst for this abuse of responsibility

    2. Perhaps whilst the roadworks are underway you could welcome your mum to stay with you!
      Its part of what is known as family!

  6. This was the same for me last Saturday got on the A12 on my way back to Clacton-on-Sea and had to make a detour at Chelmsford that sent me around all the Villages where I had to pickup The A120 to Colchester where it takes me in the past joining the A12 at Brook Street It takes me an Hour and half that Saturday it took me 3 Hours

  7. It is not normal to close all access to main and motorways as I have experienced in just the last few years alone. Yesterday I got there again to find by surprise that I couldn’t get onto the A12. A worker insulted me for stopping and asking for advice, but a Sat Nav will always take you back to the same place you keep getting sent away from. The road signs are a nuisance. I followed for about a mile and saw no more and was completely lost.
    The normal way to repair roads, for such busy roads, is to always leave a lane operating because no matter how frustrated motorists are, they know that they will get where they are going, and the Sat Nav will match it every step of the way.
    My fifteen minute drive home took over an hour of guessing dark country roads, which is why I had to but a new car six years ago. Come on fellas, think of your motorists or why else do we need the roadways?

  8. Last night the A12 closure was diabolical Bob Turner is wright the signs are very bad all you do is ride around in circles get this sorted I got lost last night
    and a man and his wife got me out of trouble this is a disgrace put 1 hour on my trip to Romford

    1. I had the same problem driving in circles for an hour!!!!!!! what is the correct route as I will have to complete this journey again over the next month, St Marks Tey to Dartford. Thank you

  9. The diversion signage for the a12 closure are diabolical. Do not close the road again till you sort it. Following signs sends you up & down the A!2 on a continuous loop.The signs are too small are above the height of headlamps & do not include sensible information like :Southbound!!1 or Chelmsford. Sort it,

      1. Gordon H Comstock

        Haha good reply! I was led a merry dance last night by the A12 closure and it took me nearly two hours to get home instead of the usual 40. Still, at least I had a tour of ‘North Essex by Moonlight’ and discovered several pretty villages (well they looked pretty in the dark) which I had never heard of before. I’ve given up following the ‘diversion’ signs because, as your reader above points out, these just send you round on a wild goose chase.

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