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A124 Traffic

Canning Town to Upminster, London


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a124. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a124 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.

a124 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 A124 is a major road in the east of England. It runs between Romford in Essex and Lakeside, and passes through the boroughs of Epping Forest, Havering, and Thurrock. It has served as a major east-west route since the 1970s and carries a significant amount of traffic.

The busiest times for the A124 are during peak hours on weekdays, when traffic is most dense. Vehicle numbers are typically highest in the morning and evening rush hours, between 7am and 10am, and 4pm and 7pm. During these times, average speeds drop to below 40 mph and the levels of CO2 and NOx can be high due to the high congestion levels.

Safety on the A124 has generally been good in recent years. In 2019, there were just 10 casualties on the road, with no fatalities. This compares favourably to the UK average of 49 casualties and four fatalities per 100 km of road in 2019. The accident rate along the A124 has also decreased significantly over the last 10 years, with the last reported fatality occurring in 2006.

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