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£9m for key traffic routes

More than £9 million has been secured by Essex County Council to tackle congestion and improve routes just over the border in Essex, but which are key for local residents in Bishop's Stortford.

The key infrastructure funding was announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last week and offers a huge boost for those who use the M11 and A120, as well as other surrounding roads.

The Department for Transport has promised £4.09m towards a £10m scheme to upgrade Junction 8 on the M11. This key junction can often become a pinch point for commuters and holidaymakers using the M11, A120 and nearby London Stansted Airport. The improvement also helps to support the local plans in the area, in particular that of Uttlesford, but also East Herts. The scheme is being part-funded by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) and the Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LEP as well as London Stansted Airport.

Linda Haysey, East Herts Council leader, said: "This funding will give a huge boost to regional economic growth along key routes.

"It will benefit East Herts residents who travel in and around the area, easing congestion and making journeys faster and easier."

October 25 2017