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Colchester: New A12 junction opens three months early

PUBLISHED: 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.

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.

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