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Linking the A120 and A133 with a new road will unlock land to provide housing and business space, improving connectivity locally and within the wider region. It will serve a new Park and Choose site and manage traffic congestion going to Colchester Town Centre, the University of Essex and its Knowledge Gateway Technology and Research Park.
A Rapid Transit System that will prioritise public transport on a key route through Colchester. It will enable housing and business growth, allowing new and existing residents to benefit from frequent, high-quality, reliable transport connecting to the key destinations within the town. These types of system have proved successful in other towns and cities, helping create a shift away from car travel. A recently implemented example of this is the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider.
The system will service a new Park and Choose site on the proposed new community east of Colchester and help to better connect future growth areas with the rest of the town.
This consultation from ECC runs from 4 November to 16 December 2019. More info also on ECC‘s New transport infrastructure will help ‘better connect’ Colchester news release.
Below is a list of drop-in public information events taking place over the six week consultation period. The A120/A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System project team will be at these events to answer your questions and take you through the scheme.