Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

News releases and highways newsletters

14 January 2022 Latest News

Works have started on the Tindal Square and Market Road projects

Marlborough are the contractors for the Market Road contraflow cycle route. During this time you may observe some temporary road closures to surrounding roads and one way diversions changing the previous route of traffic, please be careful when crossing roads in this area.

Dyer & Butler have been contracted to undertake the improvements to Tindal Square, the High Street and Shire Hall.

Works in the area are expected to be completed in October 2022.

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14 January 2022 Latest News

Boxted Bridge - Changes to Planning Application process (ECC ref: CC/COL/106/21)

Two separate planning applications, one via the Essex County Council and the other via Babergh District Council planning portal have been submitted for proposed works to Boxted Bridge.

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14 January 2022 Latest News

Oasis Bridge – Lane closure on Springfield Road for drainage works

Arrangements have been made to carry out jetting activities and drainage surveys using CCTV at Oasis Bridge on Thursday 27 January to Friday 28 January 2022. Read full story

13 January 2022 Update

Public notices published for A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange scheme

The proposed A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange scheme has reached a significant milestone after orders were published to enable Essex County Council to acquire land and authorise the council to make changes to highways and means of access to premises as part of the scheme.

The Compulsory Purchase Order, Side Roads Order and supporting documents are available in the documents section at the bottom of this page.

Any objections to the orders must be made in writing to the Secretary of State for Transport, c/o The National Transport Casework Team, Tyneside House, Skinnnerburn Road, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle up Tyne NE4 7AR before 24th February 2022.

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12 January 2022 Latest News

Planning application for Chelmsford North East Bypass

Essex County Council, working with Chelmsford City Council, submitted a planning application for the bypass, part of £250 million worth of investment which also includes a new railway station at Beaulieu.

Following an initial period of consultation, the council has responded to feedback given by providing clarification, additional information and some design changes relating to certain aspects of the scheme including noise, biodiversity, lighting, landscape and drainage.

As a result, the plans have been made available for a further 30-day period of consultation from Thursday January 13.

You can access the plans on the Essex Planning portal using the reference no. CC/CHL/85/21 or by clicking this link Chelmsford North East Bypass planning application
Notification of the amendments to the plans can be seen here.
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11 January 2022 Road Closure

Changes to overnight road closure dates

New dates have been scheduled for upcoming overnight road closures in Basildon after the completion of surfacing works was delayed because of staffing shortages affecting our supply chain.

Overnight closures of Christopher Martin Road and the A132 East Mayne have now been rescheduled, with the latest dates available on this page below.

The closures will be in place from 9pm until 5am and diversion routes will be in place.

These dates are subject to further change so please check our webpage regularly for the latest information.

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10 January 2022 Latest News

M11 Junction 8 scheme update

To support this scheme a Traffic Regulation Order has been submitted. to create a new set of Traffic Signals at the A120 junction with A1250 Dunmow Road and Birchanger Lane.

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal order which enables a change to the highway and you can submit any comments on this proposal via email to:

The proposed signals will include a staggered signal-controlled pedestrian/cycle crossing (Toucan type), the introduction of a 50mph Speed Limit Restriction on A120 Birchanger, A1250 Dunmow Road, and Birchanger Lane, the introduction of a 24-hour Clearway Restriction on A120 Birchanger, A1250 Dunmow Road and Birchanger Lane and the conversion of a shared, un-segregated footway/cycleway on A1250, Dunmow Road. Read full story

7 January 2022 Safer, Greener, Healthier

Step your way to fitness in 2022 with a Safer, Greener, Healthier challenge from Essex County Council

Daily step challenge starts on the 10th January and runs until the 20th February

The Safer, Greener, Healthier team at Essex County Council has launched its first daily 3K Steps Challenge in collaboration with the free, wayfaring and walking app, Go Jauntly.

One winner each week will receive an annual Go Jauntly Premium Membership.

There will be two overall winners at the end of the challenge: the first prize will be a smart watch up to the value of £300 (including postage & packaging) and the second prize will be a pair of trainers up to the value of £200 (including postage & packaging).

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