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Dual carriageway scheme to begin

Work on a government-funded £9.9m project to turn a major road in Essex into a dual carriageway is to begin.

The A414 is to be upgraded to a full dual carriageway between junction seven of the M11 and Southern Way, Harlow.

The first stage is to clear vegetation and carry out environmental work before the main scheme begins later this year, with a completion target of 2011.

Essex County Council said the widening of the road was necessary as Harlow was due to grow by about 16,000 homes.

County councillor Norman Hume said: "I am very pleased that work on the scheme is starting, as it will unblock a key access and exit route from Harlow which holds the town back from reaching its full potential."

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