Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

Bids and funding

Here you will find information on bids and funding for highway schemes and developments. For more information on each bid or funding request select the relevant page from the menu.

The A120 forms an east-west route linking the M11 and Stansted Airport with the A12, Colchester and Harwich. Braintree is located half way along this corridor.  The proposal adds two slip roads to connect with Millennium Way (B1018) to relieve congestion and provide improved access and accommodate growth.  
Essex County Council submitted a bid in February 2015 for funding of the A127 Major Maintenance scheme from Tranche 1 of the government’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.
Essex County Council has submitted a Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund bid in relation to High Street & Market Place in Braintree.
Essex County Council has submitted a Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund bid in relation to Oasis Bridge, in Chelmsford.

Oasis Bridge is owned and maintained by Essex County Council. The bridge was constructed in 1970 and comprises a four-span continuous deck slab of voided reinforced concrete.
Essex County Council has submitted a Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund bid in relation to seven bridges primarily in Uttlesford District and a footway / cycleway maintenance scheme in Saffron Walden.
Essex County Council has submitted three individual bids and one joint bid (with Hertfordshire County Council) for infrastructure funding to help support housing growth across the county. The bids total more than £500 million and cover vital transport infrastructure improvements across Essex. You can find out more by viewing our bid summaries below.
Essex County Council submitted a bid in October 2015 from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicle’s Low Emissions Buses Scheme (LEBS) for funding of the Chelmsford Electric Park and Ride project.
M11 Junction 8 was operating at capacity, experiencing significant delays at peak periods so a bid for DfT funding to make improvements to the M11 Junction 8 was made by Essex County Council
The proposal is to develop a data feed for connected vehicles that would provide the building blocks for a potential national standard for how roadworks, incidents and other traffic management information should be set-up and dispensed to the travelling public for all vehicles.
Essex County Council is pleased to announce that two bids have been submitted to the Rural Mobility Fund organised by the Department of Transport.
With 90,000 new homes and 70,000 new jobs planned by 2036, within a short geographical span; the region provides all the characteristics and needs of a growing city.  The area is a major part of the Thames Gateway with strong links to London.