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Earlier this year Essex County Council successfully bid for funding to help support planned housing growth across the county.
Essex’s bids total more than £500 million and cover vital transport infrastructure improvements across Essex.
To enable Essex County Council to support sustainable planned growth, it is necessary to provide improved transport infrastructure to support the additional traffic flows and to enhance the connectivity of future developments.
In August 2019 it was announced that the A120/A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System (RTS) scheme had been successful in securing funding.
We are proposing:
Linking the A120 and A133 with a new road will unlock land to provide housing and business space, improving connectivity locally and within the wider region. It will serve a new Park and Choose site and manage traffic congestion going to Colchester Town Centre, the University of Essex and its Knowledge Gateway Technology and Research Park.
A Rapid Transit System that will prioritise public transport on a key route through Colchester. It will enable housing and business growth, allowing new and existing residents to benefit from frequent, high-quality, reliable transport connecting to the key destinations within the town. These types of system have proved successful in other towns and cities, helping create a shift away from car travel. A recently implemented example of this is the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider.
The system will service a new Park and Choose site on the proposed new community east of Colchester and help to better connect future growth areas with the rest of the town.
Investing in infrastructure in North Essex will enable future sustainable growth and greater connectivity within Essex and beyond.
Complete the Online Consultation
Freepost: FREEPOST ESSEX HIGHWAYS ENGAGEMENT TEAM
You have until 11:59pm on 16 December to reply to this consultation via one of the official channels above.
There is no guarantee that any responses after this date will be considered. If they are they will be labelled as late responses.
Bid announced – August 2019
Public Consultation – Autumn 2019
Planning Application – Autumn 2020
Construction Start – Target 2022
Project completion – Target 2024
Below is a list of drop in public information events taking place over the six week consultation period. The A120/A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System project team will be at these events to answer your questions and take you through the scheme.
1pm - 6pm
1pm - 8pm
10am - 5pm
1pm - 8pm
Wivenhoe William Loveless Hall
11.30am - 6pm
Colchester Community Stadium
Monday 09 December
The consultation and supporting documents are large files some of which contain detailed maps. These document range from 1MB to 10MB in size. The documents will be available to view at the events listed above.
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