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January 15, 2021

Essex road holds the key to post-Brexit gateway

A dual carriageway upgrade of the A120 is vital to establish a post-Brexit gateway between the UK and the rest of the world. With the road […]
December 23, 2020

A120 – A12 Newsletter – December 2020

Earlier this year we heard that our long-running campaign for a much-needed dual-carriageway upgrade of the A120 between Braintree and the A12 had been successful in […]
December 9, 2020

An open letter from Priti Patel, MP for Witham

Securing the dualling of the A120 and replacing the single carriageway stretch of road between Braintree and the A12 junction at Marks Tey is one of […]
November 25, 2020

‘Vital’ A120 plans move closer to delivery

Plans to enhance travel, improve the environment, boost the economy, create jobs and allow good quality housing have moved a giant step closer after a top […]
September 22, 2020

Press Release – A120 Upgrade Drives Forward

Campaigners have applauded news that Highways England is to progress a major road scheme in Essex. They say the upgrade of the A120, from Braintree to […]
July 25, 2019

Business pledge support for A120 campaign and £2.2bn economic turbo-charge

Major regional businesses met to show their support for proposals for an A120 dual carriageway. They joined politicians for the creation of a business board and […]

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.

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