Objectors and supports have another chance to comment on a £64m junction project.

On Thursday (August 30) Highways England submitted plans to the Secretary of State for Transport plans for four new slip roads off the M11.

The new Junction 7a would connect to Harlow via a new link road to the B183 at Sheering Road and Gilden Way.

Essex County Council, which has worked in conjunction with Highways England to get the project off the ground, has argued the scheme is necessary to alleviate stress on the roads.

Its transports director Andrew Cook wrote: "Traffic modelling work has shown that the existing M11 junction 7 is now at capacity.

"An increase in road network capacity and resilience is needed to support the level of committed and new housing and jobs required to meet future needs and support economic development and regeneration in Harlow and the surrounding areas."

The scheme, which falls in the Epping Forest District, would cost £64m: £13.2m for the widening of Gilden Way, £45m for the M11 junction and access road, and £8.8m for modifications to the access road to allow for a future northern bypass.

The widening of Gilden Way would be paid for through the government run South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

The full plans can be seen until October 14 at the county council offices in Chelmsford, the district council offices in Epping and Harlow, St John's Arts Centre in Harlow, Central Library in Harlow and Highways England offices in Guildford.

Comments can be made to nationalcasework@dft.gov.uk