Improvements planned for A414 in Harlow
Politics / Tue 28th Jul 2015 am31 11:17am
HIGHWAY engineers are set to begin improving traffic flow along the A414 in Harlow.
Essex County Council is investing in four major schemes designed to improve journeys across the town.
The overall project is aimed at reducing severe congestion during peak periods, which is causing delays for local residents and businesses.
The schemes involve creating a signal controlled junction with the A414 and the Enterprise Zone and a new link road to London Road.
Also included in the plans is widening on the B183 to two lanes in each direction with a dedicated left turn as well as widening Edinburgh Way leading from the Cambridge Road roundabout.
An upgrade to the existing signals at East Road and building a new access from Cambridge Road to the Templefields Enterprise Zone on River Way is also planned.
Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, Cllr Rodney L Bass said: “The A414 is the prime distribution route for Harlow, as well as the major through route between Chelmsford, Hertford and beyond. It is vital we do everything we can to ease congestion, keep this important artery open and to encourage growth and prosperity.”
John Keddie, Chairman of the Harlow Enterprise Zone added: “Harlow is an important business location and the development of the Enterprise Zone means it needs the road network to sustain this. It also has the potential to create up to 5,000 new jobs over the next few years and the road improvements will significantly enhance our ability to deliver them.”
Full details of scheme can be found here
So nothing to do with vast increase in traffic that an extra 20,000 houses will bring to Harlow then? What do our four County Councillors have to say on this?