The Highways Agency has announced £22m worth improvements to six of the region's roads.
Drivers in Southend have been warned that a number of roads will be closed to allow for the Olympic mountain biking event.
The Government has unveiled plans to create a toll road on a section of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.
A1060 Parkway Westbound partially blocked, very slow traffic due to overturned car between A1099 Victoria Road South (High Chelmer) and A1016 Rainsford Lane.
A1060 Maldon Road is closed both ways due to serious collision between a car and a pedestrian involved at Molrams Lane. The Air Ambulance is attending the scene.
B1436 in both directions closed due to overturned car between Old Mill Road (Felbrigg) and A140 Norwich Road (Roughton).
The bank holiday weekend's approaching and the road safety charity Brake is warning drivers to make sure their vehicles are safe before setting off on long journeys.
A14 Westbound blocked due to accident near J38 A11 / A1304.
A148 Fakenham Road both ways blocked due to serious accident at Station Road.
One lane closed due to accident on M1 Southbound between J17 M45 (Dunchurch/Coventry) and J16 A45 (Daventry).
A1124 Colchester Road blocked due to accident, three vehicles involved between Church Road (Greenstead Green) and High Street (Earls Colne).
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough road casualties continue to fall - bucking the national trend.National data shows a 3% rise in the number of road deaths in 2011, while in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the number of deaths fell by 7 in 2011 compared to 2010 – a 17.5% reduction.
The numbers are small and therefore fluctuate annually, however Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has an underlying downward trend of about 3% per year in killed and seriously injured (KSI) casualties per kilometre travelled.
For more details on the regional picture on road deaths go here.