East of England roadworks update: Monday February 15 to Sunday February 21

M11 Junction 7 (Harlow) to junction 8 (Bishop s Stortford) emergency resurfacing work Work to repair the surface of the M11 between junctions 7 and 8, which was due to begin today (Monday February 8) for two weeks, has been delayed because of seve

M11 Junction 7 (Harlow) to junction 8 (Bishop's Stortford) emergency resurfacing work

Work to repair the surface of the M11 between junctions 7 and 8, which was due to begin today (Monday February 8) for two weeks, has been delayed because of severe weather conditions. Work will now start on Thursday February 18, weather permitting.

The repairs will be carried out overnight on both northbound and southbound carriageways between 10pm and 5am weeknights only and will involve lane closures on both carriageways, one direction at a time with the exception of one night.

Two nights of work on the northbound side will require traffic to run on the hardshoulder only.


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A 50mph speed restriction, with no overtaking, will be in place between junctions 7 and 8. Work to restore traffic counter loops will follow on after carriageway surface repair work.

There will be no traffic management in place during peak hours.

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M11 junctions 8-9 major maintenance scheme

A �10m scheme to improve safety on the M11 between junction 8 (Stansted Airport) and junction 9 started on Monday November 9.

The work involves replacing nearly five miles of concrete carriageway to provide a smoother low-noise surface, which will also reduce surface water spray.

The existing central reservation barrier will be replaced and improvements carried out on the safety fencing and to the drainage system.

From Monday November 9 work is being carried out on the southbound carriageway only, switching to the northbound carriageway in February. The work is expected to be completed by March.

During the day two lanes will be kept open in each direction, with contraflow running and a 50 mph speed restriction in place.

Overnight work will take place on week nights between 9pm and 6am, and on Friday and Saturday nights between 9pm and 8am.

The carriageway will be reduced to one lane only on some nights.

While the work is taking place wide vehicles, those with a width greater than 3m, will not be able to use the M11; there will be a clearly signed diversion route in place via the A120, A10 and A505.

M11 junctions 10-11 resurfacing scheme

A �5.4m scheme to resurface the M11 between Duxford (junction 10) and Hauxton (junction 11) began on Monday January 18.

A stretch of the central reservation is also being replaced. Both carriageways of the M11 will be affected with work taking place overnight to minimize delays.

There will be full carriageway closures on each working night in one direction only, starting on the northbound carriageway, moving to the southbound carriageway in February. There will be fully signed diversion routes in place.

A 50mph speed limit will be in operation while work is taking place overnight, between 8pm and 6am on Monday to Thursday nights, 9pm to 8am on Friday nights, and 7pm to 10am on Saturday nights.

The speed restriction will remain in place during the day while the safety barrier is being replaced.

The work is due to be completed by early April 2010. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place via the A11, A1304, A1303 and A14.

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