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Colchester: New A12 junction opens three months early

12:09 16 December 2010

Councillor Rodney Bass, chairman of Essex County Council officially opens the new junction 28 on the A12.

Councillor Rodney Bass, chairman of Essex County Council officially opens the new junction 28 on the A12.

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A NEW junction on the A12 was opened this morning, three months ahead of schedule.

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The new junction was opened three months ahead of schedule

The £11.2million Junction 28 will serve an area of redevelopment land near to the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Norman Hume, who is responsible for highways and transportation on Essex County Council, said: “I’m very proud that the A12 Junction 28 is ready to open around three months ahead of schedule.

“This could not have been achieved without the excellent project management and the dedication of our contractors.

“Essex County Council has been working hard to support growth through first-class transport improvements, and the new junction will deliver access to the thousands of new jobs and homes being created in the area while providing much-needed congestion relief to this rapidly expanding part of Colchester.”

The construction of the new A12 junction is a joint effort between Essex County Council, Colchester Borough Council, the Homes and Communities Agency, the Highways Agency, the Haven Gateway Partnership and the East of England Development Agency.

For the full story read tomorrow’s paper.

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5 comments

  • Norman Hume where are the signs off the A12 for the stadium ?????? Disaster waiting to happen with visitors cutting across lanes as the stadium suddenly appears, honestly it defies belief.

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    scotty7

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • What Stadium? - it is the Weston Homes Community Stadium. Where is the junction? - junction 28 on the A12. The facts are there! Did you not read the article Sue?!

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    rossco

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • What stadium? Where is this junction? Why bother to report something without the facts?

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    sue douglas

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • Not shown on Googlemaps yet but its just to the west of the Ardleigh interchange and there are plans to link it via a further phase of the Northern Approaches road into the Station area. See a leaflet here: (pdf file) http:www.essex.gov.ukEnvironment%20PlanningPlanningTransport-planningTravel-improvementsDocumentsA12_leaflet__final_print_bleed_27_Nov_pm.pdf

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    SuButcher

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

  • Well done Essex County Council. This junction has been needed forever. And well done again to get the job done 3 months ahead of schedule. Too many road projects are done at a third-world pace. Trivial jobs acquire speed cameras and signs daying "restrictions for 13 weeks", for no apparent reason, and no contractor staff are visible, either when I drive past to work, or come back in the evening. Suffolk County Council, this means YOU!

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    Andrew Eastern

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

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