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A120 Millennium Way Slip Roads – Upcoming Works and Public Information Events

We are writing to let you know that preliminary works will begin in the next few weeks on a scheme to create northbound and southbound slip roads linking the A120 to B1018 Millennium Way.

The scheme is being funded by the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund, Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Highways England. It will provide an essential upgrade in road infrastructure to help support regional economic growth in Essex.

The completed scheme will help increase highway capacity along the A120 and reduce congestion at Galleys Corner, improving air quality in Braintree District and providing further opportunities for investment in jobs and businesses along this key east-west route in Essex.

When will the work take place and how will it affect you?

Preliminary investigative works will officially get underway in September 2018 to facilitate the scheme construction; this is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.

These works may be noisy, however, we do not anticipate any disruption to local residents. We will make every attempt to minimise any inconvenience caused to local residents and businesses.

·        Works will take place during the daytime wherever possible

·        If any night work is required, it will be planned works and neighbouring residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any impacts

·        Minor vegetation clearance will be required to allow access to the site

·        Any necessary lane restrictions will be temporary

·        Disruption to users of the A120 will be minimised wherever possible

Further information and public exhibitions

To view the latest updates on the scheme and get more information on the plans, including a visualisation of what the changes will look like please visit:

Further information on the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be presented in conjunction with a number of other major schemes proposed in Braintree District as part of the Braintree Integrated Transport Package (Braintree ITP) consultation, which is scheduled to launch on Monday 10th September 2018. Public exhibitions featuring information about the A120 Millennium Way scheme will be held on the following dates:

·        Saturday 6th October, 10am to 4pm – Council Chamber, Braintree Town Hall

·        Friday 12th October, 11am to 7pm – Alec Hunter Academy

If you wish to view further information about the scheme, or would like to discuss the planned improvements, please do come to the events. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

In the meantime, if you have any comments please contact the Essex County Council customer service team by telephone: 0345 603 7631 for general enquiries or by completing the online form at



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