Call to Action

Public Consultation for route options for the A120 Braintree to the A12 is now closed.
What Happens Next

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.

Consultation events:

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.

Location Date Time Address
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

Learn More

To view the Consultation Documents and learn more about the route options, download the documents here.

Route Option Videos