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The following traffic incidents and congestion for a127 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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a127 Roadworks

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The A127 is a major road in the United Kingdom, running from Southend to Romford in the East London area, connecting the two towns. It is a principal route for commuters travelling from London to the South East.

The A127 has a long history, first appearing in 1948 when the Greater London Council opened a new route between Upminster and Southend. The road saw further upgrades in the 1970s, when a dual carriageway was built, while the A12 underwent redevelopment.

The busiest times on the A127 are usually in the morning peak hours, between 7am and 9am, when commuters are travelling to work in London. The rush hour also proves to be a busy time, with drivers trying to make the best use of the limited space to keep their journey as short as possible.

Traffic flow on the A127 is generally good, with a few congested areas in peak times. However, due to its proximity to the M25, traffic can be heavy in the area. When it comes to safety, the A127 is fairly safe, with most accidents occurring due to driversí errors. The most common types of accidents are rear-end collisions and collisions involving other road users, with fewer than 5% of accidents involving pedestrians.

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