Last link in £130m dualling road opens
10 July 2004 - BBC News
final phase of a £130m dualled road linking the Port of Harwich with
the M11 has been officially opened.
Highway Agency chief executive Archie Robertson said the dualling
of the A120 would bring major environmental and safety benefits. It would remove a lot of traffic from the villages of Takeley,
Little Canfield and Great Dunmow and make the toute safer and more
reliable. The first phase of the improvements opened last year.
"I am delighted to be here for the completion of this important
route," he said at the opening ceremony at Braintree on Friday.
Essex County Council chairman Chris Manning-Press said the number
of villages which are bypassed and the communities that are going to
be saved from the noise and the traffic was very impressive. "All I want now is for this to go right the way through to the
A12," he said.
The latest 15-mile improvement links the M11 at junction 8 with
the Braintree bypass at a new junction with the A131, south of
Recycling and innovative environmental features are a major part
of the scheme.
There are six tunnels for badgers and a deer fence.
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