Millions set to be spent improving traffic flow on the A120

Braintree and Witham Times: The money could also be used to improve Galleys Corner roundabout The money could also be used to improve Galleys Corner roundabout

Millions of pounds could be spent improving access to Braintree via the A120 as part of long-term plans to dual the road.

Braintree Council has allocated £2.5million in funding to improve access and congestion into the town centre.

The improvements, which have not yet been specifically designed, could include new slip roads and roundabouts and changes to the Galleys Corner roundabout.

It is estimated that the improvements, which cost up to £13million in total, may be delivered by December 2017.

Braintree Council hope to invest about half of their New Homes Bonus (NHB), based on the additional council tax revenue raised from new homes, into the project.

The rest of the £13million could come from Essex County Highways and the Highways Agency, but no investment has yet been made.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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2:24pm Fri 6 Jun 14

R Souls says...

The three Coggeshall junctions need to be sorted as a matter of urgency. There has been a number of serious accidents in the last few months. However, the road between Braintree and Marks Tey really needs to be upgraded to dual carriageway to stop the tailbacks and accidents.
The three Coggeshall junctions need to be sorted as a matter of urgency. There has been a number of serious accidents in the last few months. However, the road between Braintree and Marks Tey really needs to be upgraded to dual carriageway to stop the tailbacks and accidents. R Souls
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9:16am Sun 8 Jun 14

pumkin says...

Correct me if I am wrong but didn't they spend £650,000 on the Galleys corner roundabout not long ago doing so called improvements that have made no difference whatsoever if anything made it worse as there have been a few accidents since these were done. What a complete waste of Money !!! This roundabout needs slip roads on it to enable people to at least get onto the roundabout, the traffic from Stansted is a continuous flow impossible to get out of the Cressing road exit and the Colchester side now is getting just as bad, something needs to be done and not road markings that are a complete waste of time and money !!!
Correct me if I am wrong but didn't they spend £650,000 on the Galleys corner roundabout not long ago doing so called improvements that have made no difference whatsoever if anything made it worse as there have been a few accidents since these were done. What a complete waste of Money !!! This roundabout needs slip roads on it to enable people to at least get onto the roundabout, the traffic from Stansted is a continuous flow impossible to get out of the Cressing road exit and the Colchester side now is getting just as bad, something needs to be done and not road markings that are a complete waste of time and money !!! pumkin
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