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Concern over drivers ignoring highways closures

Highways England

New figures from Highways England have revealed Essex drivers ignored closures on the A13 some 40 times last year.

Road workers on the scheme to widen the A13 and M25 junction at 30 recorded the incidents. These included motorists driving into the worksite or ignoring carriageway closures. Last summer someone threw an item from their moving vehicle, damaging one of the road worker’s vehicles.

Highways England project manager Lizzie Pauling said: “We are concerned by the number of drivers choosing to ignore closures and putting their safety and the safety of others at risk. The improvements to the A13 and M25 will improve safety and reduce congestion for the tens of thousands of drivers who use this section each day.”

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