Now that the consultation has closed, all responses will be analysed and compiled into a consultation report for consideration by Essex County Council and further technical work continues.
Essex County Council will consider all responses, and use this information to make a preferred route option recommendation to the Secretary of State and Highways England for consideration for inclusion in the Roads Investment Strategy 2.
It is important to remember that at this early stage the options have been technically developed to a point where we are confident that they can be built. However exact details about road alignments, junction design and environmental assessments and mitigation measures have not been completed. Like other major road projects this work is undertaken once a single option has been selected.
The five route options for Public Consultation:
Consultation route videos
At the bottom of this page are a series of videos of the consultation routes. These have been created to help people, who may be unfamiliar with the standard maps, 'picture' how each route may travel through the local area. These are illustrative videos and are not intended to show final route alignments or provide detailed information on highway structures.
How we collected your views
We need to understand the views of everyone who may use or be affected by the scheme.
We asked you to:
- Indicate your preferred option and provide comments
- Tell us your views about future junction locations
The consultation ran for 8 weeks, commencing on Tuesday 17th January and closing at 23:59 on Tuesday 14th March 2017.
Responses are being analysed and summarised in a Consultation Response Analysis Report.
The project team will now consider the results of the consultation and a Preferred Option recommendation will be taken to Essex County Council. If the Council endorses the recommendation the Preferred Option will be presented to the Secretary of State and Highways England for potential inclusion in the Road Investment Strategy.
We held a series of events in the local area for you to come along and view more information and speak to members of our team.
|Bradwell||Monday 30th January||1pm – 8pm||Bradwell Village Hall, Church Road, Bradwell, Braintree CM77 8EP|
|Silver End||Thursday 2nd February||1pm – 8pm||Silver End Village Hall, Broadway, Silver End, Witham, CM8 3RQ|
|Rivenhall||Monday 6th February||1pm – 8pm||Rivenhall Hotel, Rivenhall End, Witham, CM8 3HB|
|Marks Tey||Tuesday 7th February||1pm – 8pm||Marks Tey Parish Hall, 158 Old London Rd, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ|
|Colchester||Friday 10th February||1pm – 8pm||Charter Hall, Colchester Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH|
|Witham||Saturday 11th February||11am -5pm||Spring Lodge Centre, Powershall End, Witham, CM8 2HE|
|Feering/Kelvedon||Tuesday 14th February||1pm – 8pm||Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Rd, Feering, Colchester, CO5 9QB|
|Chelmsford||Wednesday 15th February||1pm – 8pm||Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE|
|Braintree||Saturday 18th February||11am – 5pm||Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Ln, Braintree CM7 3NR|
|Cressing||Wednesday 22nd February||1pm – 8pm||Cressing Sports and Social Club, 55 Jeffreys Rd, Braintree, CM77 8JQ|
|Coggeshall||Saturday 25th February||11am – 5pm||Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall CO6 1UH|
Route Option Videos