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Harlow residents thanked for patience as Edinburgh Way completed

Entertainment / Thu 8th Oct 2020 at 01:06pm

COMPLETION of Harlow’s Edinburgh Way road improvements designed to support the town’s prosperity

Residents and businesses in Harlow will now start to see the benefit of the A414 Edinburgh Way road improvements between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts.

Construction came to an end in September, enabling the temporary speed restrictions to be lifted.

Morgan Sindall began construction in 2018 on behalf of Essex Highways to dual the A414 between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts as part of a £15 million investment into Harlow.

The Cambridge Road Roundabout was also upgraded and traffic signals at the East Road junction improved while maintaining a crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists.

These changes have been designed to manage congestion on this busy route, supporting future economic growth and jobs in the town.

Councillor Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “I would like to express my gratitude for the patience shown by residents, businesses and commuters during the lengthy construction period.

“This has been an ambitious scheme which has been successfully completed despite the technical challenges of being a traffic sensitive site close to business premises and accesses.

“Works have required close liaison with many third parties, including utility providers throughout the scheme to support utility diversions and the protection of supplies.

“New innovative techniques have also been used during the build to install the country’s first large diameter, structural wall plastic pipe attenuation system directly beneath a live carriageway”

“The contractor is now beginning to demobilise their site and finalise any minor outstanding off-line works.”

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Comments

Alan

And when they open junction 7a , on the M11  the traffic on this new road will be gridlocked at peak times. All due to the small roundabout at the end of Edinburgh way. You have 2 retail parks either end of the roundabout you wish to cross to continue your journey on the A414 , McDonald’s on 1 side and other popular outlets on the other, it’s going to be tough on hgv drivers .

Steve

I think the works are a great improvement although moving the problems on towards the station and mcdonalds roundabouts at end of working day time.

the removal of the double yellows in south road is welcome to stop the idiot speeders BUT i wish it had been done with more thought.

The large of section of yellows on the north side of South road removed has resulted in a large line of parked cars (20 or more)for the flats there but too near to the sharp corner by Bromley close.

Consequently people are queuing to wait for their turn to drive past the parked cars but all the while cars are coming around the corner unseen and causing lengthy delays. In some cases some serious road rage as once your passing the parked cars on your left there is no pull in to allow oncoming cars to pass and they just assume you are just being ignorant but you would have started your move before they came around the corner. Please can you look at and address this issue.

Brian

It looks well done.

Stanley Samuel

The road construction is a good long term investment for Harlow town. I am not satisfied with where the road construction started from. I would have liked if the construction could have connected the round about at Harlow town train station all the way to where Ford garage round about, considering the amount of time spend on this project.

Dagenham Dave

For such a short length of road it took an incredibly long time to construct.

Old gas mains that were not located on utilities map helped delay things.

I sincerely hope Junction 7A is not a repeat.

Chris Bird

Now that the road works are completed (after a very long time ) 

What  is going to happen to  land that Morgan Sindall had all there plant equipment stored in , On two sides of the roundabout !

It has been cleared , and very muddy at the moment and very open !! The cars belonging to the contractors were parking on this land and this has churned it all up as well !

I do appreciate that this was a good store for them and mostly keep tidy BUT 

Let’s just hope that the Gypsies do not think it all ready for them to “ settle” on as they have done in the past !!!!!

As I live very close to this land I am concerned what will happen to it !

Also are there plans to plant new trees ?

Resident

That is a relief, but it should have with a HUGE apology to the Harlow community, for what must be up there with the worst managed road infrastructure projects in the counties history.

Robin Lozeau

2 years?? Surely that should read 4 or 5 years??

Jenny

Is that why there was a queue from Edinburgh Way back to Mark Hall roundabout at 10:30 this morning?

L Shoults

I do hope they are snagging properly. The manhole/frames should be looked at closely, they make an distressing/clatter sound as you drive over them. They would appear not to be level with the road itself.

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12 Comments for Harlow residents thanked for patience as Edinburgh Way completed:

L Shoults
2020-10-08 13:43:52

I do hope they are snagging properly. The manhole/frames should be looked at closely, they make an distressing/clatter sound as you drive over them. They would appear not to be level with the road itself.

Jenny
2020-10-08 14:44:05

Is that why there was a queue from Edinburgh Way back to Mark Hall roundabout at 10:30 this morning?

Robin Lozeau
2020-10-08 15:30:16

2 years?? Surely that should read 4 or 5 years??

Resident
2020-10-08 16:49:02

That is a relief, but it should have with a HUGE apology to the Harlow community, for what must be up there with the worst managed road infrastructure projects in the counties history.

Chris Bird
2020-10-08 17:27:29

Now that the road works are completed (after a very long time ) What is going to happen to land that Morgan Sindall had all there plant equipment stored in , On two sides of the roundabout ! It has been cleared , and very muddy at the moment and very open !! The cars belonging to the contractors were parking on this land and this has churned it all up as well ! I do appreciate that this was a good store for them and mostly keep tidy BUT Let’s just hope that the Gypsies do not think it all ready for them to “ settle” on as they have done in the past !!!!! As I live very close to this land I am concerned what will happen to it ! Also are there plans to plant new trees ?

Dagenham Dave
2020-10-09 01:59:02

For such a short length of road it took an incredibly long time to construct. Old gas mains that were not located on utilities map helped delay things. I sincerely hope Junction 7A is not a repeat.

Stanley Samuel
2020-10-09 02:35:33

The road construction is a good long term investment for Harlow town. I am not satisfied with where the road construction started from. I would have liked if the construction could have connected the round about at Harlow town train station all the way to where Ford garage round about, considering the amount of time spend on this project.

Brian
2020-10-09 05:56:27

It looks well done.

Sue Hall
2020-10-09 10:04:28

This upgrade took far to long. So few workers seen every day and the disruption impacted so many people. The road works on Gilden Way seem so much more organised. Well done GRAHAM

steve
2020-10-09 10:54:24

I think the works are a great improvement although moving the problems on towards the station and mcdonalds roundabouts at end of working day time. the removal of the double yellows in south road is welcome to stop the idiot speeders BUT i wish it had been done with more thought. The large of section of yellows on the north side of South road removed has resulted in a large line of parked cars (20 or more)for the flats there but too near to the sharp corner by Bromley close. Consequently people are queuing to wait for their turn to drive past the parked cars but all the while cars are coming around the corner unseen and causing lengthy delays. In some cases some serious road rage as once your passing the parked cars on your left there is no pull in to allow oncoming cars to pass and they just assume you are just being ignorant but you would have started your move before they came around the corner. Please can you look at and address this issue.

Alan
2020-10-09 13:31:16

And when they open junction 7a , on the M11 the traffic on this new road will be gridlocked at peak times. All due to the small roundabout at the end of Edinburgh way. You have 2 retail parks either end of the roundabout you wish to cross to continue your journey on the A414 , McDonald's on 1 side and other popular outlets on the other, it's going to be tough on hgv drivers .

Lisa Burkett
2020-10-10 12:18:37

No way did this take 2 years. More 6 years

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