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A120 Millennium Way Slip Roads

Latest News - 29 May 2019: Planning application submitted

The planning application for this scheme has now been submitted, and all ground investigation is complete.

The planning application CC/BTE/07/19/SO is available to view on the Essex County Council planning portal

New Slips area plan

What is happening?

The A120 at Galleys Corner roundabout is severely over-capacity at peak times and this has a significant detrimental impact on the movement of people and goods along the A120 in the wider area.

During the morning peak period traffic queues can often extend from Galleys Corner to Marks Farm roundabout, a distance of nearly one mile away. 

Significant delays also occur at weekends and traffic monitoring over the past three years reveals that the delays have become more frequent and increased in length.

Following on from the successful award of £4.95m funding from the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for the Local Road Network from the Department for Transport, and with support from Highways England (£3m) and Braintree District Council (£2.5m), we are creating two new slip roads on the A120 at Millennium Way to allow users to directly access the B1018 and relieve congestion further along at Galleys Corner roundabout. 

This improved access would help to accommodate further growth in the local area, stimulating additional commercial investment and job creation along the A120 in Essex.

The scheme will also help to improve air quality in the area by increasing capacity on local roads and reducing stationary traffic on the A120, making it more efficient to transport goods and people through Essex, as well as having a positive impact on vehicle users and local residents.

How will the works affect you?

Initially, preliminary investigative works will be undertaken to facilitate the scheme construction.

These works may be noisy however we do not anticipate any disruption to local residents. We will make every attempt to mitigate these affects. 

  • Works will take place during the daytime wherever possible
  • If any night work is required, it will be planned
  • Minor vegetation clearance will be required to allow access to the site 
  • Any  necessary lane restrictions will be temporary 
  • Disruption to users of the A120 will be minimised wherever possible

Future updates will be published on this page as they become available.

Other information and public exhibitions

Information on the A120 Millennium Way scheme was presented in conjunction with a number of other major schemes proposed in Braintree District as part of the Braintree Integrated Transport Package (ITP) consultation.

The Braintree ITP consultation opened on Monday, 10 September and public exhibitions featuring information about the A120 Millennium Way scheme were held on the dates below.  

 

Events

These events provided an opportunity to discuss details of the proposals with members of the project team.

  • Saturday 6 October (10am to 4pm) - Council Chamber, Braintree Town Hall
  • Friday 12 October (11am to 7pm) - Alec Hunter Academy

The Braintree ITP consultation report is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

 

When will the work take place and how will it affect you?

Preliminary investigative works will officially get underway in August 2018 to facilitate the scheme construction; this is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.

These works may be noisy however we do not anticipate any disruption to local residents. We will make every attempt to mitigate these affects. 

  • Works will take place during the daytime wherever possible.
  • If any night work is required, it will be planned
  • Minor vegetation clearance will be required to allow access to the site 
  • Any  necessary lane restrictions will be temporary 
  • Disruption to users of the A120 will be minimised wherever possible

Any news regarding these preliminary works or future construction will be regularly updated and published here.

Further information and public consultation

Further information on the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be presented in conjunction with a number of other major schemes proposed in Braintree District as part of the Braintree Integrated Transport Package (ITP) consultation.

The Braintree ITP consultation will open on Monday, 10 September and public exhibitions featuring information about the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be held in early October.

 

Events

Further information on the scheme and details of how to attend the public exhibitions, will be published here shortly.

Documents

For information regarding the original bid and related document please visit the Bids and Funding page