MP calls for A12 to become motorway

Chelmsford Weekly News: MP calls for A12 to become motorway MP calls for A12 to become motorway

CHELMSFORD MP Simon Burns has said the A12 should be converted into a motorway to help motorists and businesses.

The Conservative brought the issue up during the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin's question time in the House of Commons on Thursday March 20.

Mr Burns, a former transport minister, asked whether his political colleague would consider turning the dual carriageway into a motorway in a bid to ease congestion and help traffic to flow better.

Mr McLoughlin said the point raised by the Chelmsford MP was an "interesting suggestion".

Speaking afterwards, Mr Burns said: "All too often, particularly during the rush hours, there is considerable congestion on the road.

"Given that half of the A12 from the M25 to Chelmsford is three lanes, as a way of reducing congestion, I would like to see the road widened to three lanes throughout the County.

"This would improve road connectivity in Essex and beyond."

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3:27pm Fri 21 Mar 14

keith_l says...

I agree with the extra lane, but converting the whole road to motorway standard (including a hard shoulder) would be horrendous cost, which would be better spent either widening the A12 to 3 lanes for a greater ditance, or improving the A120 to get traffic off the A12 in the first place.

The worst of the queues are at places where it drops from 3 lanes to 2.
I agree with the extra lane, but converting the whole road to motorway standard (including a hard shoulder) would be horrendous cost, which would be better spent either widening the A12 to 3 lanes for a greater ditance, or improving the A120 to get traffic off the A12 in the first place. The worst of the queues are at places where it drops from 3 lanes to 2. keith_l
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