M11 junction 8 Birchanger Green Roundabout, north and south bridges

I am writing to update you on work we recently started to complete essential repairs and resurfacing on the M11 junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout bridges. This work will ensure the bridges continue to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

We plan to restart work on Friday 9 September and expect to complete it on Tuesday 11 October, weather permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the bridges. Only one bridge will be closed at a time to reduce the impact on local road users and those needing access to Stansted Airport and Birchanger Green Services.

Details of our closures and diversion routes are detailed below:

Closure Dates & Time Diversion route
M11 junction 8, Birchanger Roundabout.
North Bridge closure
·         Friday 9 September, 9pm to Monday 12 September, 5am

·         Friday 16 September, 9pm to Monday 19 September, 5am

·         Friday 23 September, 9pm to Monday 26 September, 5am

·         Monday 26 September, 9pm to Wednesday 28 September, 5am

M11 northbound traffic wishing to travel east will continue on the M11 to junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout.

A120 eastbound traffic will be diverted northbound on the M11 towards junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue east.

Non-motorway users Only

Eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A120 along the B1383, then turn right to follow Forest Hall Road and Church Road, before travelling south along Bury Lodge Lane and Round Coppice Road to join the A120 at Priory Wood Roundabout.

M11 junction 8, Birchanger Roundabout

South Bridge closure

·         Friday 30 September, 9pm to Monday 3 October, 5am

·         Friday 7 October, 9pm to Monday 10 October, 5am

M11 southbound traffic wishing to travel west towards Bishop’s Stortford will continue on the M11 to junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout.

A120 westbound traffic will be diverted southbound on the M11 towards junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue west.

Non-motorway users only

Westbound traffic will be diverted from Priory Wood Roundabout, along Round Coppice Road, onto Bury Lodge Lane, turn left to follow Church Road and Forest Hall Road to join the B1383 south to the A120 at Bishops Stortford.

As well as the bridge repair work, we will also be carrying out further work on the M11 between junctions 7 and 10 in both directions. Details of closures are as follows:

M11 junction 8 to junction 10, northbound closure ·         Monday 19 September, 8pm to Thursday 22 September, 6pm

·         Wednesday 28 September, 8pm to Thursday 29 September, 6pm

·         Wednesday 5 October,8pm to Thursday 6 October, 6am

·         Monday 10 October, 8pm to Friday 28 October, 6am

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 towards the A120, A10 and A505 before re-joining the M11 at junction 10.
M11 junction 10 to junction 8, southbound closure ·         Monday 31 October, 8pm to Friday 2 December, 6am Traffic will be diverted off the M11 junction 10 towards the A505, A10 and A120 before re-joining the M11 at junction 8.
M11 junction 8 to 7, southbound closure ·         Monday 5 September, 8pm to Thursday 8 September, 6am

·         Monday 12 September, 8pm to Thursday 15 September, 6am

·         Monday 19 September, 8pm to Thursday 22 September, 6am

·         Wednesday 28 September, 8pm to Thursday 29 September, 6am

·         Wednesday 5 October, 8pm to Thursday 6 October, 6am

·         Monday 10 October, 8pm to Friday 14 October, 6am

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 junction 8 onto the A120 westbound to the A10, A414 and then re-join the M11 at junction 7.

 

Work on the A120 between Braintree and Stanstead Airport is due to start this autumn. More information will be available on our website soon.

How to find out more

For maps detailing the diversions in the table above and to keep up to date with this project, please visit our website – https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/m11-birchanger-green-roundabout-north-and-south-bridges/

To find out more about other road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/.

If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at info@nationalhighways.co.uk.