Major delays tail back on to A12 after crash

The A120 at Ardleigh near Colchester

The A120 at Ardleigh near Colchester - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

There are currently more than six miles of delays near Colchester after the A120 was closed following reports of an accident. 

According to the AA Traffic Map, there are severe delays tailing back onto the A12 after a collision involving a pedestrian and a lorry. 

National Highways tweeted to say that the A120 is now closed in both directions between the A12 and A133 junctions due to a major accident. 

An earlier travel news tweet from Essex County Council's said: "The A120 eastbound closed between Ardleigh Crown (A12) and A133 at Hare Green. 

"Northbound queues on A12 Colchester bypass to J27 (Spring Lane) and on surrounding roads through Colchester. 

A diversion route has been put in place by Highways England.

The diversion route is as follows:

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Eastbound - Follow the hollow triangle symbol

  • At Crown Interchange take the A1232 into Colchester.
  • Continue on the A1232 to the double roundabouts and take the A133 to Clacton.
  • Follow the A133 through Elmstead Market and Frating Green to Weeley.
  • At Weeley take the B1033 and continue to the B1035 junction.
  • At the junction turn right and follow the B1035 through Tendring and rejoin the A120 At Horsely Cross roundabout.

Westbound - Follow the hollow triangle symbol

  • At Horsley Cross roundabout take the first exit onto the B1035 and continue through
    Tendring to the junction with the B1033.
  • Turn right onto the B1033, at Weeley continue in the A133.
  • At the A133 roundabout take the second exit follow the A133 through Frating Green
    and Elmstead Market to Colchester.
  • At Colchester continue on the A133 to the double roundabout with the A1232.
  • At the roundabout follow the A1232 for Ipswich and re-join the A120 at Crown

Essex Police has been approached for a comment. 

For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Suffolk traffic map.

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