As the Echo reports here, the County Council has plans to improve the important Fairglen junction , where the A127 meets the A130. However they haven’t announced exactly what plans they have – they will be making an announcement to coincide with some consultation sessions.
The County Council website explains this a little further:
Options for short and long term schemes to safeguard and provide capacity to this junction until 2045 will be presented at two public information events in February.
These events are set to happen on:
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 between 1pm to 8pm at the Holiday Inn Basildon (Lakeside Suite – Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3DG)
Thursday, 16 February 2017 between 1pm-8pm at The King John School (Main Theatre – Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1RQ)
Funding has been secured for the majority of the short-term scheme, which is programmed to be open by 2022.
Funding for the development of the long-term scheme will be sought through bids to Central Government as well as financial support from Essex County Council and development sites along the A127 corridor.
This could be very important for all the people who drive through this junction every day.
By the time the short term measure is in place ( 5 years time ) the additional traffic due to widespread mass house building will cancel out any relief that
might have been achieved. Same again for the long term changes ( if it ever gets funded) as 85 > 100,000 new houses in 15 years means at least 85>100,000 extra vehicles in the same period = status quo gridlock.