Road closures on the A120

Published: 13 Feb 2019

As part of the on-going works to improve the A120 through Standon, the county council will need to close sections of the road so our contractor can carry out construction and resurfacing work, and to allow utility companies to move some of their equipment.

During the closures, traffic wanting to travel between the A10 and Bishop’s Stortford will need to follow a signed diversion route along the A10, A414 and A1184. The county council is advising people planning to use the A120 to travel to Stansted Airport to check the road closures before they travel.

The county council is currently planning to close the road, weather permitting, on:
• 15-18 February – weekend closure (2 days and nights)
• 1-4 March – weekend closure (2 days and nights)
• 11 March – 1 April – night-time closures (16 nights)
• 23-25 March – weekend closure (2 days and nights)
• 6-8 April – weekend closure (2 days and nights)
• 15-18 April – night-time closures (4 nights)
• 8-10 June – weekend closure (2 days and nights)
• 10-13 June – night-time closures (4 nights)
• 5-9 August – night-time closures (5 nights)

Sometimes our plans have to change at the last minute, so for the latest information on each road closure we recommend you check for up-to-date plans. The county council will be pushing out live road closure information to Google Maps and Sat Nav companies, so travellers using live journey planning services should automatically be rerouted.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “The A120 is a vital link in Hertfordshire and it’s important that we invest in improving the route. The improvements through Standon, and the upcoming Little Hadham bypass, will help support the growth we’re expecting in the county while improving quality of life in the villages along the route.

“I know that these road closures will be inconvenient, particularly for people heading to Stansted Airport, and I would like to apologise in advance for the disruption. I hope people will bear with us however, as the end result will be a better journey along the route for everyone.”

Information about exactly what we’re doing on the A120 through Standon is on our website\a120standon

You can also contact the project team directly by emailing us at: