11 Sep Essex Highways has published plans to improve Junction 8 of the M11
Essex Highways has published plans to improve Junction 8 of the M11 and the nearby A120/A1250 Dunmow Road junction to address worsening congestion and capacity issues currently experienced in the area at peak times.
The M11 and A120 are important north-south and east-west routes respectively for the region, connecting Essex to the rest of the country and providing access to one of the region’s major airports at M11 Junction 8.
However, Junction 8 of the M11 and the A120/A1250 Dunmow Road roundabout suffer from congestion and are severely lacking capacity at peak times. These issues are likely to worsen in future because of additional traffic from planned developments in the north of Bishop’s Stortford, as well as local growth planned in east Hertfordshire and Uttlesford.
The proposals, which include adding extra lanes to the M11 Junction 8 slip roads and replacing the A120/A1250 Dunmow Road roundabout with a signalised junction, will enhance traffic movement, support local plan delivery and future investment.