M11 J8 Delayed Work

Contrary to correspondence from National Highways sent to residents earlier this month, the agency now say the planned partial closure of the Birchanger Green Roundabout bridge (southbound) will no longer be going ahead this weekend:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to start work as originally planned. We will now start work on Friday 10 June.”

Upcoming M11/A120 Closures

National Highways plan to complete this work over 6 weekends from Friday 10 June into July, working between 9pm and 5am on weekends only, weather conditions permitting. No work will be carried out on Friday 3 June (Platinum Jubilee bank holiday).

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, they will need to close the M11 junction 8 bridges. Only one of the bridges will be shut at a time to reduce the impact on local road users and those needing access to Stansted Airport and Birchanger Green Services.

South bridge closure (Full weekend closures)

Date:

  • Friday 1 July, 9pm to Monday July, 5am

Diversion

M11 southbound traffic wishing to travel west towards Bishop’s Stortford will continue on the M11 to junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout. (Diagram 1)

A120 westbound traffic will be diverted southbound on the M11 towards junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue west.

Non-motorway users only

Westbound traffic will be diverted from Priory Wood Roundabout, along Round Coppice Road, onto Bury Lodge Lane, turn left to follow Church Road and Forest Hall Road to join the B1383 south to the A120 at Bishops Stortford. (Diagram 3)

North Bridge Closure

Dates:

  • Friday 10 June, 9pm to Monday 13 June, 5am
  • Friday 17 June, 9pm to Monday 20 June, 5am
  • Friday 24 June, 9pm to Monday 27 June, 5am

Diversion

M11 northbound traffic wishing to travel east will continue on the M11 to junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout. (Diagram 2)

A120 eastbound traffic will be diverted northbound on the M11 towards junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue east.

Non-motorway users Only

Eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A120 along the B1383, then turn right to follow Forest Hall Road and Church Road, before travelling south along Bury Lodge Lane and Round Coppice Road to join the A120 at Priory Wood Roundabout (Diagram 3)

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