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News releases and highways newsletters

15 September 2020 Latest News

Coronavirus: Essex Highways Status

Working with other councils in Essex, we have now virtually completed the first phase of on-street measures designed to make city/town centre public spaces safer for people during the Covid-19 crisis. Called 'Safer, Greener, Healthier', these schemes provide bigger, safer spaces in key locations for city centre shoppers, residents, workers and visitors to social distance in. Read full story


11 September 2020 Press Release

Bikes, buses and walking – the future of travel in Essex?

Almost a third of greenhouse gases in Essex come from transport, the Essex Climate Action Commission heard this week. Read full story


9 September 2020 Press Release

A120 Upgrade Drives Forward

Campaigners have applauded news that Highways England is to progress a major road scheme in Essex. They say the upgrade of the A120, from Braintree to the A12, to a dual carriageway will deliver a valuable boost to the county economy, benefiting businesses, creating jobs and unlocking growth in the area. Read full story


1 September 2020 Latest News

Harlow cycleway repairs to be speeded up

More investment is being made by Essex Highways to repair Harlow cycleways with town county councillors now able to pinpoint places where they feel cycleway defects need to be priority repaired. Read full story


19 August 2020 Press Release

Final opportunity to visit bypass and station virtual exhibition

More than 1,500 people have visited a virtual ‘village hall’ to find out about and give views on plans for a new station at Beaulieu and North East bypass of Chelmsford. Read full story


11 August 2020 Press Release

Essex County Council submits ambitious and transformational bid for Active Travel funding

Essex County Council has now submitted an ambitious bid for further Government Emergency Active Travel funding to the Department for Transport (DfT). Read full story


7 August 2020 Press Release

Brentwood High Street closure to be removed following review and local feedback

In July a key section of Brentwood High Street was closed to most traffic to enable safer social distancing for people in the town centre. Brentwood High Street closure to be removed following review and local feedback Read full story


6 August 2020 Press Release

Stop. Swap. GO! encourages parents and young people to get to school using active and sustainable travel this September

Parents and children across Essex are being asked to think about how they get to school in September and visit the Stop.Swap.GO! website to start to plan their journey.  This is particularly important because for many families their journey will be different – or they might want to choose another way of making it. Read full story


5 August 2020 Press Release

Return to normal hours of use for Essex Concessionary Bus Pass Holders

The hours of use for Concessionary Bus Passes in Essex will return to normal on Tuesday 1st September 2020. Read full story


5 August 2020 Press Release

Win prizes for improving your health and the environment by joining the Stop, Swap, GO! 60 Day Active Travel Challenge

Swap to walking and cycling with a 60 Day Challenge run by Stop. Swap. GO! and you could win fantastic prizes, including Love2Shop and Amazon e-vouchers and even the chance to win a bike and cycling or walking accessories to the value of £1,000! Read full story