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A414 Harlow to Chelmsford


Approval Status


Removed From LGF Programme

Delivery Status


Removed From LGF Programme

Expected Completion Date


Removed From LGF Programme

To deliver a package of schemes to provide highway capacity, passenger transport and safety improvements for the Chelmsford to Harlow corridor. The following top five priority improvements were identified;

  • Widford Roundabout – extend and formalise 2 lane approach and departure;
  • Four Wantz Roundabout – resize roundabout and improve lane designation;
  • Signalise Four Wantz Roundabout;
  • Ban right turn into Hastingwood Road; and
  • Public Transport – Liaise with bus operators to increase frequency of services.

Project update

This project was considered by Accountability Board on 15th February 2019 and the decision was made to remove the project from the LGF Programme. The budget for this project initially consisted of a £2.173m LGF allocation and a contribution of £2.173m from Essex County Council.  Essex County Council have now indicated that their stated contribution is no longer available and, as a result, the project is no longer deliverable in its entirety. A number of options were considered for progressing the project, including reducing the scope.  However, it was concluded that part delivery of the project would not deliver sufficient benefit and that the project should either be delivered in its entirety, or not at all.  This has resulted in the removal of the project from the LGF Programme, however, Essex County Council will revisit the scheme should sufficient funding be identified to deliver the project in full. The £2.173m of LGF funding which was allocated to the project will be reallocated to LGF3b pipeline projects.

Capital Programme delivery update

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