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A123 Traffic

Chigwell, Essex to Barking road


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a123. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a123 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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a123 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 A123 is an important primary route in the south-west of England. It is a major regional highway that runs through Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It was first established in 1927, and since then it has become an important link to the local towns in the area. The busiest times on the A123 are generally during rush hours. The road has two lanes in each direction and can become heavily congested during peak periods. However, some sections of the road are able to handle more traffic at certain times.

The A123 is also very popular for recreational driving, with tourists and locals alike using the route for scenic drives and trips to tourist attractions. In terms of traffic flow, the A123 generally moves well. Despite its heavy usage at times, traffic is well managed and the flow is generally orderly.

In terms of safety statistics, the A123 has a good track record. In recent years, the local police have implemented several measures to help reduce the number of accidents on the road. The measures include increased enforcement, improved road signs, and improved personnel at crash sites. The A123 has seen a reduction in serious accidents and fatalities as a result of these measures.

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