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.
Traffic is slow following an earlier accident on the Westbound carriageway at J28 Bucking Way Road (Cambridge Services / Boxworth), congestion on A14 to J31 M11 / A428 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange).
The Highways Agency has announced road improvements worth £22 million to five of the region's major roads.
The Government hopes the works will help to stimulate the economy and boost jobs
A1 Great North Road Southbound blocked due to serious accident, two cars involved at B661 Perry Road / High Street (Buckden Roundabout).
One of the cars is on fire and all emergency services are on scene.
From Sunday, motorists using the Dartford crossing between Essex and Kent face increases in the toll charges.
They'll be going up by more than 30% - and a further rise is planned in two years time.
It's to pay for an estimated £500m scheme that'll do away with the toll booths. Inevitably, these increases are proving unpopular - as Malcolm Robertson reports.
A1023 Shenfield Road blocked due to accident, two vehicles involved at Worrin Road / Hall Lane.
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.