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M11 and A120 to benefit from £200m maintenance and improvement package by National Highways

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The M11 between Bishop's Stortford and Saffron Walden and the A120 from Stansted Airport to Braintree are among motorways and major roads set to benefit from a £200m National Highways maintenance and improvement programme.

Over the next 12 months, the investment package will upgrade roads, pavements and bridges across the Eastern region in Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.

Martin Fellows, National Highways' regional director, said: "Hundreds of thousands of customers rely on National Highways motorways and major A-roads every day for work journeys, home deliveries and the movement of goods and services, so it's essential that we keep them in a good condition to ensure reliability and safety.

Highways investment (56715625)
Highways investment (56715625)

"This investment means we can continue our work to deliver smoother road surfaces, safer bridges, improved signs, dedicated safe spaces for cyclists and enhancements to the surrounding environment throughout the region."

Work on the programme started in April, with National Highways beginning an extensive programme of concrete road upgrades.

Many, such as the A11, A12 and A14, were laid more than 40 years ago, and a new surface will reduce noise and improve safety.

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Highways investment (56715627)

Other plans include resurfacing, laying of road studs and improvements to drainage and safety barriers on the A120 between Stansted Airport and Braintree and the M11 between junctions 8 at Birchanger Green and 9 at Saffron Walden.

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