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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for A13 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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A13 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 A13 is a major road in the UK which is approximately fifty-seven miles long and runs from East London out to Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Historically, it has been a busy road providing access to the east of London, and has been a popular route for commuters and truck drivers alike.

The busiest time on the A13 is the morning rush hour when commuters from east London make their way into the heart of the city. Traffic can be very heavy at peak times, however off-peak traffic flows are a bit more manageable.

In recent years, there has been a push to improve safety on the A13. This has included the introduction of intelligent traffic systems, which makes use of real-time traffic data to help manage congestion. There have also been other initiatives such as improved signage, enhanced cycling lanes and the introduction of speed cameras to reduce the number of accidents.

According to the UK Department of Transports road safety report, the A13 has seen an 11% decrease in serious injury collisions in the last five years, and a 9% decrease in fatal collisions. This is a positive trend, although much more needs to be done to ensure the road remains safe for all users.

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