National Highways are carrying out essential work to waterproof and resurface the Alsa Wood Footbridge over the M11, west of the village of Elsenham.

They plan to complete this work over 3 weeks from Friday 5 November, working on weekdays only between 8am and 6pm.

Closures and diversions

For this work to be carried out safely, there will be a full closure on the M11 between junctions 8 and 10 northbound on Friday 5 November overnight from 11pm to 5am to install narrow lanes directly under the footbridge on the northbound carriageway.

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 onto the A120, A10 and the A505 before re-joining M11 at junction 10.

The footpath leading to the bridge on either side will be closed 24/7 for the duration of this work. Pedestrians will be diverted to cross the M11 via the B1051 over bridge.


Alsa footbridge and a nearby footpath will be affected by the roadworks


How to find out more

To find out more about roadworks we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by email to