£12 million funding boost for Essex Highways

Essex County Council is allocating an extra £12 million for priority work on its highway network. Over £8 million of this will go towards new crews who will prioritise repairs raised by local councillors.   The money will also be used to increase the council’s enforcement team. This team can challenge landowners where overgrown vegetation is […]

Essex Highways to start winter service

Essex Highways is launching its winter service this week. Crews have been familiarising themselves with gritting routes in preparation for the colder months. Routes prioritise main roads, access to emergency facilities and busy bus routes. They also prioritise areas where frost and ice have caused accidents. Essex Highways’ 49 gritters, plus two mini gritters, cover approximately […]

Essex Highways launches 2023/24 resurfacing programme

Resurfacing works on many roads in Essex have now started according to the council. Essex Highways has launched its 2023/24 programme to upgrade the condition of many roads across the county. This will repair some of the damage caused by the cold and wet winter conditions. Essex Highways’ budget for maintaining and repairing the carriageway […]

Essex Highways ready for colder weather as winter service begins

Essex Highways is ready to deliver this year’s winter gritting programme on the county’s roads, a service which starts on Monday 24th October. Salt-barns are filled and gritter truck drivers will be on stand-by from this date. County residents may have seen gritter vehicles at the beginning of October, even though it was not cold […]

New M11 Junction 7A opens to traffic today

A new junction on the M11 opened to the public ahead of schedule last week, following the completion of one of the biggest highways infrastructure projects in Essex. The £76 million M11 Junction 7A scheme has created a much-needed new access into Harlow and included widening and improvement of Gilden Way, plus a new link […]

Essex to install ‘Dutch style’ roundabouts

Two congested roundabouts in Braintree, Essex are to be transformed to give both pedestrians and cyclists priority over vehicles, creating the first ‘Dutch style’ roundabout in the county. The scheme is playing a major role to make Braintree “greener, safer and healthier”. It is one of five Essex towns that the county council hopes to […]


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