Route options

As part of the initial feasibility stage, some 68 possible options have been examined. The project’s Options Assessment Report outlines this early process which used the Department for Transport’s Early Assessment Sifting Tool.

Following this initial sifting work, we asked the public for their views on five proposed route options in a public consultation during early 2017.

Following this consultation, we are now progressing four route options which forms two route alignments to connect with the A12. These are options B, C, D and E

Option A, which closely followed the route of the old A120 was last choice by more than 60% of consultation respondents. Option A was also assessed as worst performing against decision framework criteria including economic, environmental, value for money and risk factors.

Watch a fly through on each route option. These computer-generated images show how each may travel through each area. These are illustrative videos and not intended to show final route alignments or provide detailed information on highways structures.

Route option videos