Birchanger Green services
The main building
In 2006, Birchanger had the lowest overall rating of all UK motorway service areas on the independent Motorway Services Info website. It often suffers serious congestion because the service area is very large but the site has a narrow exit and entry road which can only accommodate limited traffic. Additionally, the exit and entry roads are controlled by traffic lights whose green phase is too short to accommodate all the vehicles trying to enter and leave the site. This means that the service area can generate huge traffic jams around its own internal roads. Motorists have been known to spend more than half an hour simply trying to leave the site. This can happen when traffic on the surrounding main roads and nearby M11 is flowing perfectly freely.
- Birchanger Green at Motorway Services Info
- Motorway Services Online - Birchanger Green
- Welcome Break Motorway Services - Birchanger Green - M11 Motorway