Your roads


Essex Highways

Essex Highways, a strategic partnership between Essex County Council (ECC) and Ringway Jacobs, is responsible for maintaining the county’s 4,500 mile road network. Essex Highways operates a dedicated Service Information Centre containing up-to-date news and information on roads, travel and transport in the county.

Essex Highways is not responsible for the following roads:

• A12, A120, M11 & M25 (managed by Highways England)

• A130, between A12 & A127 (County Route 0845 351 1130)

• Roads in Thurrock (managed by Thurrock Council)

• Roads in Southend-on-Sea (managed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council)

Click here for more information about getting around in Essex.

Click here for more information about getting around Southend-on-Sea.

Local Safety Schemes

Local residents within Essex County Council’s area can see details of all the planned and current road safety schemes in their area – as well as find information on the process for making a request for a scheme.


Live incidents, traffic congestion, road closures and diversion and roadworks

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Traffic England live updates

(Click on South East for M25, A282, A12, A13 and A1089 and East Midlands for A12 and A120)

Highways England national traffic bulletins
(Live updates and planned roadworks)

Road safety engineering

The road safety engineering (RSE) function has the overarching aim of reducing the risk of collisions on the road network by implementing a range of low-cost improvements. More

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