A12 and A120 Road Improvement Scheme Summer/Autumn 2018

A package of essential road improvement schemes for sections of the A12 and A120 in Essex and Suffolk are due to go to construction, in early August. 

The Schemes are aimed at improving road safety and journey times, as well as enhancing the driving experience.

Highways England and its contractors; Interserve, Osborne and WSP, will carry out works including carriageway resurfacing, the refreshing of white lines, replacement of road studs and upgrading safety barriers. This is to take place along stretches of the A12 from Ingatestone to Ipswich and the A120 from Braintree to Harwich.

Much of our work will require full overnight road closures and diversions which may affect your community. When possible, works will take place between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only, however, we will consider the possibility of weekend working and you will be notified if this is the case through regular weekly traffic management bulletins once work gets underway.

The attached leaflet shows the individual schemes in more detail and we will be confirming specific dates and diversion routes nearer the time.

Highways England and its partners fully appreciate roadworks affect both road users and local communities, which is why we have created dedicated communications channels shown below, so you have the opportunity to ask us specific questions about the schemes in your area:

[email protected]

Area6C[email protected]




We will do our best to minimise disruption to road users and local communities while works take place. Thank you for your patience while we deliver this essential work.



Project Team

Interserve Construction Limited, Osborne and WSP

Working for and on behalf of Highways England


For further information, please contact Highways England: 0300 123 5000 or email [email protected]