Transport Meeting

15th December 2017

Witham MP Priti Patel has met with The Secretary of State for Transport and discussed with him the significant economic benefits that would be unlocked from new infrastructure investment in the Witham constituency. The A12 widening scheme, the upgrading and dualling of the A120 and the future of rail investment on the Great Eastern Main Line were amongst the topics discussed. Priti said:

"This part of Essex and the whole UK economy will benefit enormously from new investment in our infrastructure. Businesses and families are struggling with our old infrastructure and the Secretary of State listened to the robust case I put forward for this part of Essex. I have campaigned since being elected in 2010 to secure investment and am pleased that the Government is listening."

"The A12 widening scheme gives us the opportunity to increase capacity and improve safety. There have been some concerns about the project but work is taking place on finalising the route and the timescale for delivery. On the A120, the Government has already supported a feasibility study into the dualling scheme and there is an opportunity coming up for us to get the project put into the next Road Investment Strategy. Although there are new carriages and other improvements due to be delivered in the Greater Anglia franchise which I campaigned for, I did highlight to the Secretary of State the need for improvements to the line itself and the benefits of a new passing loop being introduced. I will continue to lobby for this part of Essex to get the investment it needs."

Surgery Dates

All surgeries are by appointment only.

To obtain an appointment please email [email protected] or phone 0207 219 3525.

May 18th Witham

May 29th Tiptree

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: [email protected] with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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