Highways contractors, Eurovia, have just finished widening the access road to the airport, improving access to the airport, retail park and Holiday Inn. This follows the installation of a series of pedestrian crossings on roads by the nearby Harp House roundabout.
Larger bus stops with real-time traffic information have also been constructed as part of the project in recognition of the area’s increasingly important role as a local transport hub.
Cllr Tony Cox, Executive Councillor for Public Protection, Waste & Cleansing, said: “This is an extremely busy junction for motorists and pedestrians accessing the airport, the retail park and the hotels as well as being and an important hub for different bus routes.
“We have listened carefully to local businesses and residents and delivered a package of improvements that make it safer, easier and more pleasant for pedestrians and motorists alike to negotiate this busy roundabout. I’d like to thank the local people for their patience while this work took place.”
Glyn Jones, CEO Stobart Aviation that operates London Southend Airport, said: “We have been working in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to help them find solutions for this very busy junction and so are pleased that this highway improvement work is now completed and that motorists and pedestrians using the Harp House roundabout will now have a much safer and easier journey.”