In this update we have a look at the LTC/A13 junctions and try to help unravel the mystery of these confusing and inadequate junctions that are being proposed.
This chart taken from page 63 of the Supplementary Consultation Guide shows you the connections that are possible to and from the LTC around the A13.
To read this chart find your starting point or location in the left hand column then look along the columns to see which direct connections you can (or can’t!) make.
As you can see there is a distinct lack of adequate connections between LTC and the existing road network. In many of these instances it will mean traffic will need to take long detours to gain access to the destination they wish to reach.
This map shows you all connections between the proposed LTC and the A13, between the general Orsett Cock and Baker St area. We’ve colour coded it to try and help everyone understand this complicated and confusing section.
Click the map to enlarge it
Remember around these LTC/A13 junctions they would also need to have signage to inform drivers of the charge to use the crossing section, as well as general direction signage. This will add to the confusion with lots of signage. We will shortly be bringing you another update which will show some of the possibilities of what will happen when people take a wrong turn, it’s not looking good.
You can find details of the changes to this junction in the Supplementary Consultation Guide, starting on page 52.
LTC/A13/Orsett Cock junction
We hope this video will also help give you a better idea of how the proposed LTC/A1089(south)/A13/Orsett Cock junctions will look. Again we have colour coded the different connections to try and make it a little easier to understand, as it is a very confusing and complicated set of junctions/roads.
For more info on the now legendary Stanford Detour please visit www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/the-stanford-detour/ or watch the Stanford Detour video directly on our YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/qga-s8S1AaQ.
LTC/A13 junctions (near Baker St)
And here’s a similar video for the Baker Street section of the junctions
Don’t forget that there is also a built in 2 lane bottleneck on the A13 – www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/a13-bottleneck-supplementary-consultation/.
Or that the LTC between the M25 and just past the A13 southbound will now be just two lanes, creating a nice bottleneck, and even more so when there is an incident and all 5 lanes of M25 traffic wants to use the LTC. 5 lanes into 2 doesn’t really work, does it!? – www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com/ltc-bottleneck-m25-a13-junctions/.
Have your say
We would suggest any comments you have on the LTC/A1089/A13 junction should be made in the response section Question 1e/f (A13/A1089 junction) and/or Question 9 The Consultation if you have any comments regarding any inadequacies in the consultation. Please remember the info you hopefully find helpful on our TCAG site is not official consultation information so rate their consultation materials based on what you see on their website alone please! Have your say in the consultation response form!