A120 Hare Green Junction improvement

Construction of a new roundabout at Harwich Road and closure of the centre reserve gaps at Pellens Corner on the A120.

Region:  East
Start date:  September 2017
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  June 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

All four arms of the new roundabout are fully open to traffic. We are now working to permanently close the central reserve gaps at Park Road and Little Bromley Road and Bentley Road. These will be left-in, left-out only junctions.

There is temporary traffic management on the A120 east and west bound. To keep our workers and the public safe, there is also a temporary 40mph speed throughout the site.

What's next?

We will resurface the A120 and install new lighting, signs, road markings and reflective studs. This work will be carried out within overnight closures of the A120 for the safety of road users and workers. Signed diversion routes will be in place.

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We will also be carrying out landscaping work.

All work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2019.

Timeline

Date Event
June to November 2017 Preliminary works
December 2017 Main construction
December 2018 Partial opening of new roundabout to one lane of westbound traffic
May 2019 All arms of new roundabout open to traffic including access from Harwich Road onto the A120
June 2019 A120 Pellens Corner (Little Bromley Road junction) central reserve gap closure complete
Late June 2019 New roundabout fully open and scheme complete

Why we need this scheme

We are developing a scheme to improve safety on the A120 junctions at Harwich Road, Park Road and Pellens Corner for local residents, road users and motorists.

We are building a new roundabout at Harwich Road and closing the central reserve gaps to prevent drivers making right-turn manoeuvres on the A120. This will improve safety. In the past 5 years there have been 23 recorded collisions at Harwich Road junction causing 52 casualties, 3 of which were fatal. There were a further 12 reported collisions at Pellens Corner junction causing 19 casualties. The majority of collisions have involved right hand turn manoeuvres to or from side roads. Our scheme will improve safety along the route.

Aims

Drivers, business owners and local residents will benefit from this safety improvement. The scheme aims to reduce the number of incidents on the A120 between Harwich Road and Pellens Corner, reducing collisions, injuries and any subsequent traffic delays. New lighting will also increase safety in the area for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians along access routes.

The scheme in detail

In March 2012 we changed the layout of the junctions and reduced the dual carriageway to a single lane in each direction. This was to address safety concerns. Following a safety audit, we concluded that further safety measures were required.

The most effective measure is to close the gaps in the central reservation. However, we recognised that this could have an adverse effect on the local community. Having considered a number of long term solution, we are building a new two lane roundabout at Harwich Road and closing the gaps in the central reservation at Pellens Corner. This solution will benefit pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders in the region.

This scheme will help us realise our vision of improving road safety across England’s highways.

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Location : The A120 westbound between the junctions with the A136 and the A12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 December 2019 to 14 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 10:34 am
Location : The A120 eastbound between the junctions with the A12 and the A136 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 December 2019 to 14 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 10:34 am
Location : The A12 southbound between the junctions with the A120 Colchester East and the A133 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The A12 southbound entry slip from the A133 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The A12 southbound between the junctions with the A120 Colchester East and the A1124 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:06 am
Location : The A12 northbound between the A120 Colchester East and the junction with the A14 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The A12 northbound between the A133 and the junction with the A14 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 November 2019 to 05:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The A12 northbound between the A133 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The A12 northbound entry slip from the A120 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The A120 westbound entry slip from the A133 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A120 eastbound at the junction with the A12 Colchester East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A120 eastbound entry slip from the A12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A120 eastbound entry slip from the A12 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A12 northbound exit slip to the A120 Colchester East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am

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