Essex County Council submitted a number of bids in February 2013 to the government’s Local Pinch Point Fund. These bids were for schemes that would address local pinch points and assist in the release of economic and housing growth.
This £4.2m scheme aims to improve junction capacity and accessibility to Harlow's town centre and Enterprise Zone. It will also support development plans for 16,000 new homes and 12,000 new jobs across the district. The scheme is located on the main A414 through Harlow.
The existing junction is a 4-arm roundabout with major flows on the A414 north/south and A1025 Second Avenue towards the town centre. The proposed improvement removes the left-turns into and out of Second Avenue from the circulation. The scheme is supported by Harlow Council.
Update - 11 Nov 2015
Work began in late August 2014 on the Clock Tower roundabout project. Main works on the roundabout improvements are complete with the introduction of new dedicated left turn slips into and out of Second Avenue, reducing congestion and improving traffic flow.
A review of how the new junction operates has been conducted and we are considering minor changes to road markings and signage to further reduce delays and improve lane discipline.