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Essex: New M11 Junction Plans On Display
People in Essex are now able to find out more about plans for a new junction on the M11.
A series of public exhibitions are being held so residents and businesses can, for the first time, view proposals for the scheme and offer feedback.
Display boards will show how the new junction joins into the existing road network within Harlow and the improvements needed to cater for the scheme and future growth of the town.
The exhibitions are taking place at the following venues:
- Harlow Civic Centre from 2 December to 31 January 2014
- Epping Library from 2 December to 31 January 2014
- North Weald Library from 9 December 2013 to 13 December 2013
- Old Harlow Cricket Club on 3 December 2013, 2pm to 8pm
- Churchgate Hotel, Old Harlow on 5 December 2013, 2pm to 8pm
- Harlow Civic Centre, on 9 December 2013, 2pm to 8pm
- Sheering Village Hall on 10 January 2014, 3pm to 8pm
The scheme is being promoted by Essex Highways, a strategic partnership between Essex County Council and Ringway Jacobs.
County Councillor Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways & Transportation said: "The current M11 junction 7 is at capacity, meaning it regularly suffers congestion and is a restriction on the future growth and development of Harlow.
"The proposed new junction looks to address this situation and also allows for the future growth and regeneration of Harlow, which could not happen without major road improvements.
"As with any travel improvement, it is important that people's views and opinions are taken into consideration and I encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibitions and have their say."
You can also view the plans by visiting www.essex.gov.uk/highways for more information.
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