List of future transport developments in the East of England

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A list of proposed, planned and under construction transport developments in the East of England region in a sortable table. Following the general election the new government's Comprehensive Spending Review, many unstarted projects have been reassessed for feasibility, with an eye to save money due to the Late 2000s recession.[1] Some schemes have since been given a go ahead, or cut from plans, however many are still waiting till January 2011 to know what decisions have been reached on them.

Scheme Mode County Status Primary sponsor Estimated construction start date Estimated completion date Estimated cost (£m) Note
London Stansted Airport expansion Air Essex cancelled BAA Limited 2017 £2,500 [2]
Thames estuary airport Air Essex aspiration Greater London Authority £7,600 - 13,900 [3]
Luton to Dunstable Busway Bus Central Bedfordshire approved Luton Borough Council Early 2010 2012 £84
Luton Town Centre Transport Scheme [4] Multi-modal Luton Pre-qualification pool Luton Borough Council Early 2010 [5] Late 2012 £26.8
Cambridge Gateway [6] Multi-modal Cambridgeshire approved[7] Cambridgeshire County Council Dec 2010 2012 £3.14 [8] plus cost of Hills Road Bridge Cycle Lane[9]
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway Bus Cambridgeshire completed Cambridgeshire County Council March 2007 mid-2010 £116.2
Project Cambridge[10] Multi-modal Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council £25
A13 Passenger Transport Corridor[11] Multi-modal Essex cancelled Essex County Council Early 2010 Spring 2012 £7 [12]
Chelmer Valley Park and Ride [13] Bus Essex cancelled Essex County Council March 2010 By March 2011 £7.9
South Essex Rapid Transit[14] Bus Essex Pre-qualification pool Essex County Council 2011 Late 2012 £53
King's Lynn to South Lynn bus and cycle route [15] Multi-modal Norfolk cancelled Norfolk County Council June 2010 Sept 2010 £0.85
Cambridge Cycling Town routes [16] Cycle Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council £3.6 [17]
Leagrave, new bridge under the main line railway [18] Cycle Luton reserve proposal Sustrans
Sawston to Abington cycleway [19] Cycle Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council Jan 2010 £0.35 - 0.4
St Neots (Southern) Foot and Cycle Bridge [20] Cycle Cambridgeshire cancelled Sustrans 2009/10 2010/11 £3.5
Wicken Fen Vision Spine Route (The Lodes Way) [21] Cycle Cambridgeshire under construction Sustrans National Trust March 2010 2013 £2 [22][23]

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Yaxley to Farcet Cycleway [25] Cycle Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambgridgeshire County Council
Brightlingsea to Alresford [26] Cycle Essex reserve proposal Sustrans
West Horndon to Brentwood, the A127 barrier [27] Cycle Essex reserve proposal Sustrans
Cheshunt, crossing the A10 to reach the Lee Valley [28] Cycle Hertfordshire cancelled Sustrans £1.7
Royston railway crossing [29] Cycle Hertfordshire cancelled Sustrans £3.25 [30]
Norwich, connections to Whitlingham Country Park [31] Cycle Norfolk cancelled Sustrans £0.9
Watton and Griston Link [32] Cycle Norfolk cancelled Sustrans £0.25
East West Rail Link Rail Bedford Cambridgeshire Central Bedfordshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk aspiration East-West Rail Consortium £530 [33][34] Rail link connecting the East of England to Oxford and Bristol
Thameslink Programme Rail Greater London Herfordshire Luton under construction Network Rail October 2007 2015 £5,500
Chesterton Interchange Rail Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council March 2010 April 2011 £48.1 .[35][36]
Hitchin junction development[37] Rail Cambridgeshire underway Network Rail 2011 2014 £62.6
Springfield Railway Station, Chelmsford [38] Rail Essex cancelled Chelmsford Borough Council [39] 2015 earliest £45 +
Route 5 – Power supply enhancements [40] Rail Cambridgeshire Essex cancelled Network Rail 2011 2012
West Anglia outer 12-coach trains [40] Rail Cambridgeshire Essex cancelled Network Rail 2010 2011 involving platform extensions and a new platform at Cambridge
Route 6 – Power supply enhancements [40] Rail Essex cancelled Network Rail 2011 2012
12-car capability on the Tilbury Loop and Ockendon Branch [40] Rail Essex cancelled Network Rail 2011 2011 involving platform extensions
Crossrail Rail Essex under construction Transport for London, Department for Transport 2009 2017 £15,900 Includes possible works to Brentwood and Shenfield stations
Route 7 – Power supply enhancements [40] Rail Essex cancelled Network Rail 2011 2012
Croxley Rail Link Rail Hertfordshire Pre-qualification pool Hertfordshire County Council 20014-17 £162
Felixstowe to Nuneaton freight capacity scheme [40] Rail Suffolk cancelled Network Rail mid-2009 [41] 2014 £291 [42]
A1 Sandy/Beeston Bypass [43] Road Central Bedfordshire aspiration Highways Agency 2016 £67
A421 Improvements (M1 Junction 13 to Milton Keynes) Road Central Bedfordshire Milton Keynes cancelled Bedfordshire £33
M1 Junction 10A[44] Road Luton Luton Borough Council cancelled
Luton East Circular Road Road Luton Luton Borough Council aspiration [45]
A421 Bedford to M1 Junction 13 Road Bedford Central Bedfordshire under construction Highways Agency October 2008 late 2010 £33 [46]
A5120 Flitwick–Westoning Bypass [47] Road Central Bedfordshire aspiration Central Bedfordshire Council 2013/14 2015/16 £35
Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway[48] Waterway Central Bedfordshire under construction British Waterways 2009 2015 £170
Dunstable Northern Bypass (A5-M1 Link) Road Central Bedfordshire suspended Highways Agency 2013/14 £25
Luton Northern Bypass [49] Road Luton cancelled Luton Borough Council before 2016 £95
M1 Hard shoulder running (J10-13) Road Luton Central Bedfordshire under construction Highways Agency 2009 2013 £326 - 503
A142 Ely Southern Bypass [50] Road Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council 2009 2011 £15
Northstowe Access Link Roads Road Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council £30 [51]
Mill Road Accident Remedial Scheme [52] Road Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council
(J28) A12 New Junction at Cuckoo Farm, Colchester Road Essex under construction Colchester Borough Council Dec 2009 2011 £25 [53]
Northern Approaches Road, (Colchester) Road Essex cancelled Colchester Borough Council 2012 LTT 4 Dec 2009, page 17.
A13/A130 Sadlers Farm Junction Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council Early 2010 Late 2012 £63
A120 Braintree to Marks Tey Road Essex withdrawn Highways Agency £500 [54]
Chelmer Viaduct Road Essex cancelled Chelmsford Borough Council 2011 £5 [55]
Army and Navy Junction Improvements Road Essex cancelled Chelmsford Borough Council 2016 £25-40 [55]
A120 Hare Green to Harwich Road Essex cancelled Highways Agency before 2016[56]
A127 Basildon Enterprise Corridor [57] Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council May 2009 March 2011 £14.7
A414 from M11 Junction 7 to Southern Way, Harlow [58] Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council 2010 March 2011 £9.9
Chelmsford North East Bypass Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council 2014–2016 £229 - 262
Colchester Central Corridor (A133) [59] Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council
Lower Thames Crossing Road Essex aspiration Department for Transport
Roscommon Way Extension [60] Road Essex cancelled Essex County Council May 2010 Spring 2011 £12.1
M11 Junctions 6 to 8 Improvements Road Essex withdrawn Highways Agency £698
M11 and A120 Stansted Generation 2 Airport Access Road Essex suspended Highways Agency £131
M25 Jct 23 to 27 Widening Road Essex Hertfordshire approved Highways Agency 2012 2015/16
M25 Jct 5 to 6/7 Widening Road Essex Hertfordshire approved Highways Agency 2012 2015/16
M25 Junction 30 Improvement Road Essex delayed Highways Agency 2014/2015
A602 Corridor Improvements Road Hertfordshire cancelled Hertfordshire County Council £14.3 - 15.8
Watford Junction Station Area Improvements Road Hertfordshire Pre-qualification pool Hertfordshire County Council £17.7
A11 Fiveways to Thetford Improvement Scheme Road Norfolk approved Highways Agency 2010 2013 £113 - 157
A47 Acle Straight Road Norfolk cancelled Highways Agency
A47 Blofield to North Burlingham Dualling Road Norfolk cancelled Highways Agency 2011–2012 £37.5
A47 to A1067 Link Road [61] Road Norfolk aspiration Norfolk County Council
A140 Long Stratton Bypass [62] Road Norfolk aspiration Norfolk County Council
Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing [63] Road Norfolk cancelled Norfolk County Council 2013 2015 £80 - 180 New bridge or tunnel
Norwich Northern Distributor Road Road Norfolk Delayed Norfolk County Council 2016 2018 £90.7 [64]
A14 Copdock interchange (J55) Road Suffolk cancelled Suffolk County Council
A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton Road Suffolk cancelled Highways Agency 2012 Winter 2015/2016 £1,300
A12 Improvements at Farnham, Stratford, Glenham and Marlesford [65] Road Suffolk aspiration Suffolk County Council 2025[66]
B1115 Stowmarket Relief Road [67] Road Suffolk under construction Suffolk County Council June 2008 Spring 2010 £21 [68]
Beccles Southern Link Road Road Suffolk aspiration Suffolk County Council £3.5 [65]
Beccles loop Rail Suffolk proposal Network Rail £0.5 - 4
Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing Road Suffolk proposal Ipswich Borough Council 2018 £28
Ipswich Northern Bypass Road Suffolk proposal Ipswich Borough Council 2016 Earliest £90
East Bank Link Road Road Suffolk aspiration Ipswich Borough Council
Duke Street Junction Improvements Multi-modal Suffolk Suffolk County Council
North Lowestoft Access Project [65] Road Suffolk aspiration Suffolk County council
Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour Sea Norfolk under construction EastPort UK June 2007 £75 Container port with proposed ferry routes
Felixstowe South Sea Suffolk under construction Port of Felixstowe May 2008 2014 new container ship terminal
Bathside Bay Sea Essex cancelled Harwich International Port £300 new container ship terminal
London Gateway Sea Essex Under construction DP World 2008 2011 £1,500 New container port
Cambridgeshire TIF bid [69] Multi-modal Cambridgeshire cancelled Cambridgeshire County Council £500 [70]
King's Lynn South Transport Major Scheme [71] Multi-modal Norfolk proposal Norfolk County Council mid-2009 2011 £7
Ipswich - Transport Fit for the 21st Century [72] Multi-modal Suffolk Approved [73] Suffolk County Council 2012 2014 £25
Harlow First Avenue Multi-modal corridor [74] Multi-modal Essex cancelled Essex County Council April 2009 February 2010 £4.4

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