M11 Update Northbound Diversion continues in February and March


Essential drainage renewal work by the National Highways Agency on the M11 northbound between junctions 7 and 8 that started back in December is still ongoing and is expected to be completed on Thursday 31 March, weather permitting.

Upcoming closures and diversions

To continue to carry out the work safely, we need to close the M11 northbound between junctions 7 and 8 on the following weekends:

  • Friday 25th February, 11pm to Monday 28th February, 5am
  • Friday 4th March, 11pm to Monday 7th March, 5am
  • Friday 11th March, 11pm to Monday 14th March, 5am

Whilst these closures are in place, northbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 7 onto the A414, A10 and A120 to re-join the M11 at junction 8.

There will also continue to be a 50mph speed restriction in place along with a lane 1 and 2 closure for the remainder of the project.

Emergency access during the weekend closures

As part of the weekend closures listed above, we will be carrying out full depth reconstruction work across the entire northbound carriageway. Due to the nature of this work, we will not be in a position to accommodate escorts for any emergency service vehicles and we kindly ask that on this occasion you follow the signed diversion route.

We understand this may come as an inconvenience to your crews but we believe this is the safest option.

How to find out more

To find out more about road improvements visit https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/.

Alternatively call 0300 123 5000, or email at  info@highwaysengland.co.uk.