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