Completion of improvements designed to support Harlow's prosperity

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Residents and businesses in Harlow will now start to see the benefit of the A414 Edinburgh Way road improvements between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts.

Construction came to an end in September, enabling the temporary speed restrictions to be lifted.

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A414 Edinburgh Way/Cambridge Road junction improvement scheme

About the scheme

Essex County Council has completed a series of improvements in Harlow to improve the A414 Edinburgh Way/Cambridge Road Roundabout.

As part of a £15 million investment, the Harlow network has been upgraded to manage congestion and support future local economic growth.  Works which concluded in November 2020 included:

  • Dual carriageway created along Edinburgh Way between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts. 
  • Upgraded of the A414 Cambridge Road Roundabout. 
  • Improved traffic signals at the East Road junction with Edinburgh Way, maintaining a crossing point on the A414 for pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • With the exception of East Road, vehicles that access premises on Edinburgh Way are prohibited from turning right due to the new central reservation.  Vehicles at the East Road junction are able to turn in both directions at the traffic signals.

We would like to express our gratitude to businesses, residents and commuters for the patience and co-operation during the works.