M11 junction 6 to 13 maintenance work

We’ll be 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 Spring 2024

Latest updates

  • 14 November 2023

    Road closures from November 2023 to February 2024

    We are doing various bits of maintenance work in the coming months.

    Message signs

    We’re replacing message signs that are nearing the end of their design life on the M11 from junction 6 to junction 13.

    Once complete, the new signs will provide reliable information and service to the road users.

    We plan to complete this work in three phases over 12 weeks between Monday 4 December 2023 and February 2024. We will be working between 9pm and 5am on weeknights only, 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  junction 12 to 13 

    Monday 4 to Tuesday 5 December  


    Thursday 7 to Friday 8 December  

    9pm to 5am 

    M11 northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 12 onto the A603, A1198, A14, to re-join the M11 at junction 14 (see map below).  

    M11 southbound junction 10 to 8  

    Monday 11 to Thursday 14 December 

    9pm to 5am  


    Traffic will be diverted via A505, A10 and A120 (see map below).

    In addition to the above road closures, there will be various lane closures in place between junction 6 and junction 13 throughout the duration of the roadworks. 


    M11 northbound between junction 12 and junction 13 diversion map:

    M11 southbound junction 10 to junction 8 diversion map:

    Other work on the M11  

    M11 junction 10 slip road resurfacing from Tuesday 28 November to Friday 1 December:

    While this work takes place, we will close M11 southbound between junctions 12 and 10 on Tuesday 28 November 2023, with traffic diverted onto the A10 and the A505, and the M11 junction 10 southbound exit slip on the remaining days, with all work taking place between 8pm and 6am.   

    M11 junction 8 to 10 safety improvements work on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December:

    The M11 will be closed between junctions 8 to 10, southbound on Saturday 2 December and northbound on Sunday 3 December 2023.  

    Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8, at the Birchanger Green Roundabout exit onto the A120 west towards Standon, then travel north on the A10 towards Royston. Take the A505 east towards Duxford to re-join the M11 at junction 10.  

    On Sunday 3 December, southbound traffic will exit the M11 at junction 10 (Duxford), and travel on the A505 west before joining the A10 southbound at        Royston. Take the A120 east towards Bishops Stortford and re-join the M11 at junction 8 (Birchanger Green Roundabout). 

    Drainage work will also begin for two weeks during January 2024 between junction 7A and 8.  

    M11 junction 6 to 7 resurfacing - Monday 8 January 2024 for three weeks:  

    The M11 will be closed between junction 6 to 7 from Monday 8 January to Friday 26 January 2024.  

    Diversion will be via the M25 to J25 (A10), A10 northbound and A414 eastbound to re-join at junction 7.

  • 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


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.

The new protection will ensure a longer maintenance-free period for the bridge, it will remove pot holes from the current surface and replace directional lines and markings on the bridge to ensure drivers can clearly see which lane they need to be in.


Traffic information

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

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