Route Planner to Avoid Traffic
Loading Traffic Details

A117 Traffic

Aldersbrook to Woolwich Ferry (London)


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a117. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a117 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

There are no current incidents in this location.

a117 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A117 road is a major A road in the west of England, running from junction 32 of the M25 in Bell Common, Epping Forest to Vange roundabout, Basildon. It is approximately 38 miles long.

The A117 has been in existence for many years and forms an important link between Essex and London. The stretch from Loughton to Vange is mostly single carriageway, and passes through numerous towns and villages.

The busiest times on this road are during the weekdays with peak times in the morning (7- 9am) and evening rush hours (4-7pm). It is usually much quieter at weekends.

The traffic flow on the A117 varies according to the time of day and day of the week. During peak times it can be very busy and slow moving, as it is a major route into London and Essex. However, during the quieter times, the flow is usually smooth and drivers can make good time.

In terms of safety, the A117 has seen a steady decrease in accidents in recent years. During 2015-2018, the road saw 36 reported casualties and 21 of those involved serious injury. This compares to 42 casualties in 2014-2017, with 28 of those resulting in serious injury.

Let's Get Social

Get in touch with us or stay up to date with our latest news and updates.

Follow us on Facebook See Traffic Update on Twitter See our Pinterest Images View our Blog

Live Email Traffic Alerts

Get live email alerts whenever there is a traffic incident or roadworks on the A117 that may cause congestion or jams.

Sign up for free alerts


Please remember that it is against the law to use your mobile phone, tablet or any electronic device without a hands-free kit whilst driving. If you're caught by the police using any device that can send or receive data whilst driving or riding a motorcyle you'll get an automatic fixed penalty notice, 6 points on your licence and a fine of £200. A court could also disqualify you from driving.

Elsewhere on the web:

National Highways TrafficNational Highways England

Official source of traffic updates.

Transport for LondonTransport for London (TFL)

Transport for London's (TfL) portal for transportation in London.

Traffic WalesTraffic Wales

The Welsh government's traffic information service for Wales.

Traffic ScotlandTraffic Scotland

Live traffic conditions and news for Scotland's road network.

Advertise on Traffic UpdateYOUR AD HERE

Advertise to millions of motorists, holidaymakers and commuters.