Planning application is granted to start work on new M11 junction near Stansted Airport

PUBLISHED: 13:41 02 August 2017

Junction 7a is set to open on the M11 in 2021. Stock image. Picture: GEORGIA HINGSTON/ARCHANT

Junction 7a is set to open on the M11 in 2021. Stock image. Picture: GEORGIA HINGSTON/ARCHANT

Archant

Work to build a new junction on the M11 near Stansted Airport will begin this winter.

The news comes as planning permission was granted for Junction 7a – a road which is hoped will support economic and housing growth in Essex.

Although the junction will not be in use until 2021, preparations for it are being laid out, with initial work concentrated away from the main road to minimise disruption to motorists.

Councillor Kevin Bentley, deputy leader of Essex County Council, said: “This junction will transform the daily lives of businesses and residents by helping to improve links to and from the M11.

“Junction 7a will be on the doorstep of London Stansted Airport and the Harlow Enterprise Zone – helping to keep Essex moving and supporting economic growth for local businesses.

“This is a major project but we are wasting no time in getting people on the ground to begin preparation works, ensuring we deliver the benefits of this scheme as quickly as possible.”

The plans for Junction 7a aim to create a key east to west link to help traffic move smoothly out of Harlow and onto the M11.

It is also hoped it will reduce congestion on the north and south links through Harlow towards Junction 7, and support housing and business development.

Work has also been announced to improve Gilden Way, in Harlow, by widening it from the London Road roundabout to Marsh Lane, creating a three-lane road.

A new road to the east will also be built from Marsh Lane, linking the new Gilden Way road to the M11 via a new Sheering Road roundabout.

From here, the link will continue in a north easterly direction to a second roundabout before the road rises to the new motorway roundabout junction on the western side of the M11.

Two new roundabouts will also be constructed on either side of the motorway and connected by a new bridge.

The news comes just weeks after Stansted Airport announced direct flights to New York and Boston, in America, as well as its repeated ambition to serve up to 44million passengers a year by 2030.

Cllr Bentley added: “What better time to be investing in improvements along the M11 to help make life easier and quicker for holidaymakers and business people travelling to and from the airport.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Most of us can only dream of owning a car worth over a quarter of a million pounds.

The Helena Romanes School and Sxith Form Centre in Dunmow will host an evening of spiritual mediumship on September 28.

Prayers for sunshine and cloudless skies were answered as thousands poured into Dunmow for the carnival on Saturday.

More than 130 houses could be built in Great Canfield under plans submitted to Uttlesford District Council (UDC).

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Dunmow Broadcast weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy