7 July 2022 Progress Update

Tender process underway for proposed A120 / A133 Link Road

The A120-A133 Link Road will see the creation of a new dual carriageway between the A120 and A133 to the east of Colchester.

Helping people to more easily access the A120 and A12 and reducing the need to travel directly into Colchester, the new Link Road is an important part of the plans for growth in the area, and in particular the creation of the new Colchester Tendring Garden Community.

Following consultation with local residents in 2019/20 the final route for the Link Road was granted planning permission by Essex County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee in November 2021. A tender for the main construction works was published in March of this year, with responses due to be submitted later this summer.

Awarded funding through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, as the scheme has developed through the design process (including detailed ground investigations) a revised costing of £90.2million has been set out with a revised completion date of 2025. 

The Council are in discussions with Home England in regard to revising both the funding timescales of the scheme accordingly.