MPs and businesses unite behind A120 favoured route

Route D named favoured route option for upgraded A120
June 8, 2018

MPs and businesses unite behind A120 favoured route

Politicians and business leaders from across East Anglia have come together in Parliament to support an improved A120 between Braintree and the A12.

Supporters of improvements to the A120 met on the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons on Tuesday, 17 July to rally behind Essex County Council’s favoured route, route option D, which was announced in June.

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader at Essex County Council, praised the work so far done on developing a favoured route and called next year’s Road Investment Strategy funding announcement by the Government a ‘golden opportunity’ to make long-overdue A120 improvements a reality.

The event followed last month’s Westminster Hall Debate in which MPs from across the region called on the Government to help cut congestion, improve safety and boost business by dualling the single-carriageway stretch on the A120.

An announcement on Road Investment Strategy funding is expected from the Government in 2019.