Highways England Notification of roadworks – M11 Junction 7 to 8

Important roadworks information

Dear Sir/Madam

M11 junction 7 to 8: drainage renewal


I write to inform you that we’ll be carrying out essential drainage renewal works at the above location, in both directions.


We plan to complete this work over eleven weeks, from Monday 5 October to Friday 18 December, working between the hours of 7.30am to 6pm, subject to weather conditions. The work will be carried out under lane closures which will be in place 24 hours a day, alongside our weekend closures detailed below.


There will be four weekend full closures on the M11 northbound between junctions 7 and 8 from Friday 6 November to Monday 9 November, Friday 13 November to Monday 16 November, Friday 20 November to Monday 23 November, and Friday 4 December to Monday 7 December, working between the hours of Friday 10pm to Monday 5am.


Diversion routes


Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 7 to join the A414, along the A10 northbound and onto the A120 eastbound, to re-join the M11 at junction 8. We expect this will add approximately 35 minutes to your journey.


A diagram of the diversion route can be found below:

Please be aware, there are also works taking place on behalf of Essex County Council on the M11 at junction 7a, this work will continue once our works are completed on Friday 18 December. If you have any queries about this work, please contact Essex County Council directly.




Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.


Find out more


To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk