March 10, 2017
Consultation on the route options for the A120 between Braintree and the A12 closes on the 14th March 2017.
Launched on the 17th January, the public consultation has seen more than 3000 people attend 11 events around the area and over 1000 responses have already been received.
The consultation events provided an opportunity for people to come along and view the consultation materials and talk through the scheme with the project team, which included representatives from the County Council and our technical partner, Jacobs.
There is still time to submit your comments and feedback to take part in the consultation:
Go to www.a120essex.co.uk to view the five options and the consultation document.
You can fill in the survey online or you can email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have filled in a paper copy in the consultation document, please send this to the freepost address detailed at the back of the consultation document.
After the consultation period closes, all of the responses will be analysed and the information used to inform the recommendation that Essex will make to the Secretary of State and Highways England.
In March 2020, the government announced details of its latest Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), covering April 2020 to March 2025.
The strategy outlines how the government will be investing £27.4 billion in maintaining, improving and building capacity in the strategic road network during the 2020-25 period, including £2.2 billion for the east of England.
The document also looks further ahead and includes a list of ‘pipeline projects’ which will undergo more analysis and design work ahead of being considered for potential future investment.
The A120 Braintree to A12 was identified as a pipeline project and will now be progressed by Highways England.
For more information, email A120braintreetoA12@highwaysengland.co.uk
Although Highways England is now progressing the A120 upgrade, Essex County Council continues to provide regular updates. To receive these please register your email address