Great connections - great infrastructure
A13 Riverside Tunnel
The A13 is one of the busiest roads into the capital, connecting the county of Essex with central London.
Running the length of the Thames Gateway, it’s a strategically important road for commuters and freight.
This busy thoroughfare carries up to 100,000 vehicles a day through the centre of the borough, dividing the communities who live either side of it.
By diverting a 1.3km stretch of the road into a tunnel, we would be able to reconnect these communities, create a new Castle Green neighbourhood and give a further boost to the economic development of the region.
Working with Transport for London and the GLA, we have therefore submitted a business case to the government for a tunnel which would:
- improve traffic flow
- create new neighbourhoods and jobs
- unlock significant business and commercial growth
We expect to hear the outcome in spring 2016.
A13 Proposal document