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Launch of A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange consultation

23 January 2018

Fairglen interchange from above

Essex County Council is set to launch public consultation on a multi-million-pound scheme to reduce congestion at the A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange.
 
On Tuesday, 6 February, the Council will launch a public consultation on proposals for a multi-million pound scheme to reduce congestion and improve safety at the A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange.
 
The scheme includes building new roads and widening existing ones to help reduce journey times and increase safety. In addition to the improvements for motorists, a new walking and cycling bridge is planned which aims to offer significant benefits for sustainable transport users.
 
The consultation will allow individuals, businesses and organisations to give their feedback on proposals designed to benefit the tens of thousands of motorists who use the Fairglen Interchange daily. The consultation will run for six weeks from Tuesday, 6 February until 20 March 2018.
 
As part of the consultation, Essex County Council will be publishing a comprehensive package of information about the Fairglen Interchange improvement scheme, including traffic data and environmental impacts, and providing a number of easily accessible channels through which people can provide their feedback.
 
Cllr Kevin Bentley, Essex County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Partnerships, said: “We know there are currently issues for motorists at the Fairglen Interchange, which we must solve to keep Essex moving and to support economic growth across south Essex and the county. 
 
“We have developed our proposals to improve the Fairglen Interchange using feedback from residents and businesses, and now we plan to give everyone the chance to have their say on proposals that should provide significant benefits to the region for decades to come.”
 
Options for schemes to improve capacity to the Fairglen Interchange were first presented in February 2017, and the short-term option has been developed further, ready for public consultation.
 
For more information on the proposed improvements, please visit www.essex.gov.uk/fairglen.