M11 Junction 7A and link road construction
New item, April 5th 2021
Excess Lorry movements


From: Phillips, Jonathan <Jonathan.Phillips@jacobs.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:05 am
Subject: M11 J7A contractor resident letter


Just to make you aware of the below letter being issued by the scheme contractor to inform residents of a temporary increase in lorry movements.


I am writing to update you on the temporary increase of lorry movements in your neighbourhood as we transport materials as part of the M11 J7A project. 


In order to construct the new link road, a volume of imported soil is required. To reduce journey miles and additional congestion, we have been working with the local housing developers on Gilden Way and will be relocating surplus soil from their site.  


This will involve several lorries shuttling materials between Woodlark Road and Gilden Way to the new Link Road site. 


Expected Start  

Expected Finish  

Impact of Works 

Tuesday 6th April 2021  

Tuesday 25th May 2021 

Lorry Movements between sites    


  •        Works is planned to start from 6 April and continue for approximately 7 weeks. 
  •        The lorries will be in operation between 8am and 5pm only.  
  •        The route followed is highlighted on the aerial photograph below.  


  • GRAHAM will continuously monitor the cleanliness of the road and take measures to ensure the road is kept clean.


  • This route and the lorry movements has been approved with the Essex County Council planning department.

Update, report 5 added -  26/05/21

 The Parish Council recently received the following from Jonathan Phillips, Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Principal at Jacobs on 14/09/20.

“I am the communication and engagement lead for Essex County Council on the M11 Junction 7A project, working alongside the contractor for the works, GRAHAM construction.

 As you may be aware the works have recently got underway, with the widening of Gilden Way and I wanted to flag a couple of things which may be of interest and also of use for your website. 

GRAHAM have begun to publish a regular newsletter for the scheme a link to which is given at the end of this note.
Essex County Council will also provide regular updates at www.essex.gov.uk/junction7a  

A dedicated construction email address m11j7a@graham.co.uk has also been established and the contractor has also set up a customer services number for any resident enquiries: 0121 362 4715.”

 To view available newsletter issues click the link(s) below:
Issue 1 July 2020
Issue 2 September 2020
Issue 3 November/December 2020
Issue 4  February/March 2021
Issue 5 May/June 2021