Completion of Harlow’s Edinburgh Way road improvements designed to support the town’s prosperity

Completion of Harlow’s Edinburgh Way road improvements designed to support the town’s prosperity

Residents and businesses in Harlow will now start to see the benefit of the A414 Edinburgh Way road improvements between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts.

Construction came to an end in September, enabling the temporary speed restrictions to be lifted.

Morgan Sindall began construction in 2018 on behalf of Essex Highways to dual the A414 between Cambridge Road and River Way Roundabouts as part of a £15 million investment into Harlow.

The Cambridge Road Roundabout was also upgraded and traffic signals at the East Road junction improved while maintaining a crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists.

These changes have been designed to manage congestion on this busy route, supporting future economic growth and jobs in the town.

Works have required close liaison with many third parties, including utility providers throughout the scheme to support utility diversions and the protection of supplies.

New innovative techniques have also been used during the build to install the country’s first large diameter, structural wall plastic pipe attenuation system directly beneath a live carriageway.

The contractor is now beginning to demobilise their site and finalise any minor outstanding off-line works.

Last updated 8 October 2020