On 6th February, drivers, residents and businesses were encouraged to give their views on multi-million pound plans to modernise a major junction in south Essex.
Essex County Council launched a six-week public consultation on a major scheme to reduce congestion and improve safety at the A127/A130 Fairglen Interchange.
The proposals include:
• A new one-way link road from the southbound A130 onto the southbound A1245;
• A new dedicated slip lane from the southbound A1245 onto the eastbound A127 towards Southend;
• Additional lanes on the approach to the Rayleigh Spur and Fairglen Roundabout;
• A new walking and cycling bridge over the A1245 just south of the Fairglen Roundabout.
Residents can respond to the consultation and see a computer generated fly-through video of the plans showing how the Fairglen Interchange could look by visiting the consultation website at www.essex.gov.uk/fairglen.
Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council, said the plans will give ‘a major boost to residents and businesses in south Essex’ at a launch event at The Grange in Rayleigh today.
He said: “The Fairglen Interchange is a crucial link in our region’s road network connecting residents and businesses in south Essex to investment opportunities across the rest of the country and the rest of the world through our region’s ports and airports.”