Upcoming closures of the A1250 Dunmow Road (September - November 2023)
The next phase of works will be undertaken on the A1250 Dunmow Road. Road closures and diversions will be in place to carry out the works which will be delivered in two stages.
Sunday 3 September until Sunday 29 October 2023
The southbound lane on Dunmow Road into Bishop’s Stortford will be closed for works to divert the watermain. The southbound lane will be closed from the Birchanger Lane Roundabout to near the entrance of Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. Diversions will be in place via the A120 for those accessing Bishop’s Stortford from the M11 Junction 8 Roundabout. The diversion route can be found below. A pedestrian route will remain open throughout the southbound lane closure.
Sunday 29 October until Sunday 26 November 2023
Full closure of Dunmow Road for four weeks for sheet piling and drainage installation works ahead of building a new section of road. Diversions will be in place through Bishop’s Stortford. Dunmow Road will be fully closed in both directions from the Birchange Lane Roundabout to near the entrance to Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. A soft closure will also be in place up to the Parsonage Lane roundabout, however, access will be retained at all times for residents, businesses, the golf club and Bishop's Stortford Football Club. Diversions will be in place via the A120 and through Bishop’s Stortford. The diversion route can be found below. We are hoping to keep a pedestrian route open throughout the closure and will confirm this as soon as possible.
Dunmow Road diversion route
Bus diversion route
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience our works may cause you.
All updates on these works will be posted on this page and you can read more about the completed and planned works in the contractor newsletter at the bottom of this page. For queries you can contact the project team at m11J8@essexhighways.org.
The J8 Scheme
The area around Junction 8 of the M11 is increasingly congested and lacking capacity at peak times. Planned developments in the north of Bishop’s Stortford and local growth planned in East Herts and Uttlesford will lead to an increasing amount of traffic using the junctions in the years ahead as London Stansted Airport continues to grow.
Since 2015, we have been investigating improvements to the A120 and slip road access to Junction 8 of the M11. Our studies showed that the best short- to medium-term solution would be to improve off-slip lane capacity onto Junction 8 of the M11 with a widened A120 signalised junction, to help meet future network demand.
Following a successful bid in 2017 for the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund, we are now in a position to move forward with our plans to improve Junction 8 of the M11 and A120 West.
The scheme will:
- Improve access between the M11 and A120 with London Stansted Airport, Bishop's Stortford, Birchanger Services and Takeley
- Reduce congestion and improve capacity on the M11 Junction 8 exit slips and the A120
- Support future plans for housing, employment and business developments
John Sisk & Son was appointed as contractor for the scheme in late 2021 with the main works getting underway in early 2022. It is currently anticipated that construction will be completed by Spring 20242
The latest information about the scheme and regular progress updates will be posted on this webpage.
We are doing all we can to minimise traffic disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience our works may cause.
If you have any questions about the construction works, please contact the John Sisk & Son construction team on 07442981580. Alternatively, if you have questions about the scheme, please contact Essex County Council at m11J8@essexhighways.org.