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|A282 view of Interchange northbound.|
|A282, A1306, A1090|
|Junctions related to the A1306|
|Goresbrook Interchange • Mar Dyke Interchange • Wennington Interchange|
The Purfleet Interchange is junction 31 of the A282.
It is where the A282 meets the old A13 (now numbered A1306). It was first built in 1963 when the Dartford Tunnel opened. It has always been a busy junction due to it being the turn off for Southend. It lost that traffic in 1982 when the A13 was moved to its current route east. In 1980, the junction was majority rebuilt to accommodate the M25 which made the junction limited. It also has new roads built that link Averley and Purfleet, the latter road classified in 1988 as A1090 (since downgraded in 2013). It also around the late 80's that the first portions of Lakeside retail park opened. With Thurrock services opening in 1988 and the Lakeside shopping mall opening in 1991 it regain it busyness lost when Southend traffic moved to the new A13. It final changes were done in 1999. The new A13 was extended westwards from the Mar Dyke Interchange therefore making the road west the A1306. The eastbound A1306 also made D2. Today it is a very busy junction and it is often used as a rat run when the M25 (A282) is jammed which is a common conformance.
It was previously known as Dartford Tunnel Roundabout.
|Dartford Toll Crossing, The SOUTH M25 (M20, M23)|
|(M25 North), London, Southend (A13), Tilbury (A1089)|
|S. Ockendon (B186), W. Thurrock (A126), Services, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Retail Parks|
|Averley, Thurrock Hotel|