News releases and highways newsletters

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23 May 2024 Press Release

Essex Highways prioritises roadside safety and wildflower conservation this grass-cutting season

Certain special roadside verges across Essex are to remain uncut this May.

Essex Highways is working with partners to conserve vital wildflower species in verges across 90 locations in the county.

Where it is safe to do so, certain roadside verges will be left uncut throughout May until late June.

These provide sanctuary for nationally scarce wildlife species such as Sulphar Clover, Lesser Calamint, and Crested Cow Wheat.

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23 May 2024 Press Release

Have your say on new strategy aiming to make cycling an easier and more attractive option in Essex

Essex Cycling Strategy consultation launches on the eve of the return of the RideLondon Classique and RideLondon-Essex event.

Residents, businesses and visitors are being encouraged to have their say on a new Essex Cycling Strategy as the county prepares for the return of RideLondon this weekend.

Essex County Council has launched a six-week consultation on the draft strategy, which aims to encourage Safer, Greener and Healthier travel by making cycling an easier and more attractive option, particularly for short journeys.

The launch of the consultation comes on the eve of the RideLondon Classique and RideLondon-Essex events, which start tomorrow.

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17 May 2024 Latest News

Westcombe Park Development - Langford Road, Heybridge

Construction of a new roundabout has commenced on the site adjacent to Langford Road in Heybridge, just to the south of the old Langford Bridge.

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14 May 2024 Latest News

Ealing Bridge – Road closure postponed

Due to the wet weather conditions, the decision has been made to postpone the remedial works planned to take place overnight at Ealing Bridge on Tuesday 14 May and Wednesday 15 May 2024. The road closure will not be in place as previously advised. 

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13 May 2024 Web updates

Latest designs published for Dovercourt Public Realm Scheme following public consultation

Latest design drawings for the proposed Dovercourt Public Realm Scheme have now been published, highlighting changes made following feedback from the public consultation.

The consultation ran from November last year until January and provided a good insight into the public’s views, with more than two-thirds of people who completed the consultation survey supporting the proposals.

Thank you to everyone who shared their views as part of the consultation.

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3 May 2024 Latest News

Ealing Bridge – Road closure for remedial works

Arrangements have been made to carry out remedial works at Ealing Bridge which carries the B183 Sheering Road over Pincey Brook in Harlow. Works include completing the installation of anti-skid surfacing which was previously delayed, along with white lining and gully works. 

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1 May 2024 Press Release

Essex Highways kicks off 2024 road resurfacing programme

Start of spring means large-scale repairs and improvements can take place across county.

Essex Highways has launched its 2024 road resurfacing programme, which will improve and upgrade many roads across the county.

Resurfacing will improve the condition of roads with deterioration caused by wet weather. It will also ensure that existing roads remain in good condition for longer.

The works will be carried out as part of the £39 million carriageways budget for Essex Highways in 2024/25.

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30 April 2024 Latest News

Butt Lane, Maldon retaining wall works complete

Retaining wall replacement works on Butt Lane in Maldon, at the junction with Downs Road are complete, with replanting works recently carried out to finish the scheme

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30 April 2024 Road Closure

Night closures on Post Office Road

As part of the Harlow North to Centre Sustainable Transport Corridor scheme, Post Office Road will be closed from the evening of 29 April for four consecutive nights.

The closure will be enforced from 8PM - 5AM each night.

For the first two nights, 29, 30 April, access will be from the west end of the closure.

For the second two nights, 1, 2 May access will be from the east end of the closure.

The team has engaged with Royal Mail to ensure there will be no disruption to deliveries. 

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26 April 2024 Latest News

Wicken Fen Bridge - road closure being implemented next week

Due to bus turning works being completed, the works programme has been amended and the road closure on School Lane has been brought forward. School Lane will be closed at the bridge from Wednesday 1 May 2024. Advance warning signs are in place which reflects the updated closure date.

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