M11 junction 6 to 13 maintenance work

We’re carrying out essential maintenance work on M11. This will ensure the M11 will continue to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

Start date June 2022
End date May 2024
Cost

Latest updates

  • 08 March 2024

    Message signs update

    As part of a series of improvements on the M11, we plan to replace the existing electronic message signs between junctions 12 and 13.

    Once complete, the new signs will offer reliable information and service to road users. The signs have been built with a longer lifespan and durability.

    We plan to complete this work over 3 nights between Monday 11 March and Wednesday 14 March 2024. We will work between 9pm and 5am, weather permitting. 

    Closures and diversions

    To carry out the work safely, we will need to close sections of the M11, and divert traffic as detailed below:

    M11 northbound between junction 12 and 13 , Monday 11 March to Wednesday 13 March , 9pm to 5am , M11 northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 via the A11 and returning at Newmarket.

  • 02 February 2024

    Junction 7 to 8 resurfacing – February to June 2024

    We’re doing essential resurfacing work on the M11 between junctions 7 and 8, this will include road markings, and studs. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a safer and smoother road surface.

    We plan to complete this work in 4 phases over 5 months between Monday 19 February until the end of June. We will mainly work between 9pm to 6am on weeknights only, although some weekends may also be required, weather conditions permitting.

    Closures and diversions

    To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the M11 in both directions, and divert traffic as detailed below:

     

    Closure

    Dates

    Diversion

    Phase 1

    Southbound junction 7a to 7

    Monday 19 February to Tuesday 19 March

    Diverted traffic will use the A414 and A1025 (map 1)

     

    Phase 2

    Northbound junction 7 to 7a

    Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 March

    Phase 3

    Northbound junction 7a to J8

     

    April to May 2024

     

    Diverted traffic will use the A120, A10, A414 (map 2)

    Phase 4

    Southbound junction 8 to 7a

    May to June 2024

    We will provide exact dates of closures during phases 3 and 4 closer to the time.

    Diversion routes

    Map 1

     

    Map 2

     

  • 05 January 2024

    January 2024 road closures

    We’re doing essential resurfacing work on the M11 northbound between junction 6 and junction 7. We will also be refreshing faded road markings, replacing missing road studs and carrying out some roadside technology works. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a smoother, better defined road surface.

    We plan to complete this work over 3 weeks between Monday 8 January to Friday 26 January 2024.

    We will work between 10pm and 5am on weeknights only, weather permitting.

    We are also doing planting during weeknights under lane closures until 23 February on the M11 between Junction 8 and Junction 9 both northbound and southbound.

    We are replacing signs between Junction 6 and Junction 13 mainly under lane closures until 7 February on the M11 both northbound and southbound. To do this, we will also need to close the road northbound from Junction 8 to Junction 9 overnight on 13 April, with a diversion via A120, A10 and A505.


    Closures and diversions
    To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the M11, and divert traffic.

    M11 junction 6 to 7 northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 6 onto the M25, A10 and A414 before re-joining the M11 at junction 7, Hastingwood Interchange.

     

    M11 Harlow map

  • 15 September 2023

    M11 Junction 6 to 7 northbound resurfacing, September 2023

    M11 Junction 6 to 7 northbound resurfacing

    Resurfacing work on M11 between Junction 6 to 7 northbound began on Monday 11 September for 2 weeks.

    The work is being done between 10pm and 5pm on weeknights only.

    Traffic will be diverted via the M25, A10 and A414 to re-join the M11 at junction 7.

Project information

Overview

Our works on M11 Junction 8 will replace waterproofing material that has reached its end of life, and is no longer protecting the concrete structure of the bridge, these are essential works to ensure the life-span of the bridges at this junction.

We are also carrying out essential resurfacing, road marking and drainage renewal between junction 7 and junction 10. This will keep the road in a safe and serviceable condition.

Essex Highways are carrying out works to increase capacity and help meet future network demand on junction 8 of the M11, by widening the A120 signalised junction. These works are separate to the ones we are carrying out.

You can find more information about these works on the Essex County Council M11 junction 8 improvement scheme webpage. You can also contact Essex County Council via email at m11J8@essexhighways.org.

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Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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