Road closures on the A120

Published: 28 Oct 2019


As part of the on-going works to build the A120 Little Hadham Bypass and Flood Alleviation Scheme, the county council will need to close sections of the A120 across five weekends. This is to allow our contractor, GRAHAM, to build the new roundabouts that will connect the new bypass to the existing road.

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. Sometimes our plans have to change at the last minute, so for the latest information on each road closure we recommend you check www.roadworks.org 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.

We are currently planning to close the A120 on:
• Friday 1 November to Monday 4 November
• Friday 15 November to Monday 18 November
• Friday 22 November to Monday 25 November
• Friday 29 November to Monday 2 December

We will close the road at 10pm on the Friday evening and reopen it at 5am on the Monday morning.

We will also be closing the A120 overnight between:
• Monday 9 December and Friday 13 December

We will close the road at 10pm each evening and reopen it at 5am the following morning.

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 Little Hadham bypass will help improve journey times and support the growth we’re expecting in the county, while improving quality of life in the village.

“I know that these road closures will be inconvenient, 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.”

The new 3.9km bypass, to the north of Little Hadham, will alleviate congestion along the route caused by the Little Hadham traffic lights and provide more reliable journey times. As part of the scheme, new road embankments along the River Ash and Albury Tributary will act as flood defences to reduce risk to the village and other nearby communities.

The scheme will improve air quality and also ultimately benefit the county’s economy, with quicker transport links to Stansted Airport among the long-term advantages for Hertfordshire.

The new bypass is expected to open to traffic at the end of 2020.

More information about the A120 bypass is on our website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk\a120bypass

You can also contact the project team directly by emailing us at: a120bypass@hertfordshire.gov.uk