M11 Roadworks to restart around the Birchanger Roundabout, M11 Junction 8

M11 Roadworks

The postponed schedule of roadworks that had been planned for the summer, are now to get under way from this weekend.

M11 junction 8 Birchanger Green Roundabout, north and south bridges

National Highways report the are set to resume work to complete essential repairs and resurfacing on the M11 junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout bridges. This work will ensure the bridges continue to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

The work is to restart on Friday 9 September and expect to complete it on Tuesday 11 Octoberweather permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, National Highways will need to close the bridges. Only one bridge will be closed at a time to reduce the impact on local road users and those needing access to Stansted Airport and Birchanger Green Services.

Details of our closures and diversion routes are detailed below:

Closure

Dates & Time

Diversion route

M11 junction 8, Birchanger Roundabout. North Bridge closure Friday 9 September, 8pm to Monday 12 September, 6am (full weekend closure)

 

Friday 16 September, 8pm to Monday 19 September, 6am (full weekend closure)

 

Friday 23 September, 8pm to Monday 26 September, 6am (full weekend closure)

 

Monday 26 September to Wednesday 28 September (weeknights only)

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. 

 

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.

 

M11 junction 8, Birchanger Roundabout

South Bridge closure

Friday 30 September, 9pm to Monday 3 October, 5am (full weekend closure)

 

Friday 7 October, 9pm to Monday 10 October, 5am (full weekend closure)

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.

 

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.

 

As well as the bridge repair work, National Highways will also be carrying out further work on the M11 between junctions 7 and 10 in both directions. Details of closures are as follows:

 

Closure Dates & Time Diversion route
M11 junction 8 to junction 10, northbound closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 19 September to Thursday 22 September

 

Wednesday 28 September to Thursday 29 September

 

Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 6 October

 

Monday 10 October to Friday 28 October

 

(Weeknights only)

 

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

 

 

M11 junction 10 to junction 8, southbound closure

 

 

 

Monday 31 October to Friday 2 December

 

(Weeknights only)

 

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 junction 10 towards the A505, A10 and A120 before re-joining the M11 at junction 8.
M11 junction 8 to 7, southbound closure Monday 5 September to Thursday 8 September

 

Monday 12 September to Thursday 15 September

 

Monday 19 September to Thursday 22 September

 

Wednesday 28 September to Thursday 29 September

 

Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 6 October

 

Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October

 

(Weeknights only)

 

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 junction 8 onto the A120 westbound to the A10, A414 and then re-join the M11 at junction 7.

How to find out more

For maps detailing the diversions in the table above and to keep up to date with this project, please visit the website – https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/m11-birchanger-green-roundabout-north-and-south-bridges/