Brightlingsea Road / Colchester Road, Wivenhoe - traffic signal renewal

Works location and photos

View of junction
View of junction

About the scheme

Arrangements have been made to renew the ageing traffic signals located at the junction of Brightlingsea Road / Colchester Road, Wivenhoe.

Works are due to start on Monday 4 October 2021 and are expected to take approximately five weeks to complete.

We will be replacing the traffic signals at the junction before they become unreliable and fail to work properly and will be installing new extra low voltage equipment which will help reduce our carbon footprint. The pedestrian facilities will also be renewed.

What is involved and how it may affect you

During the first week an overnight road closure will be required on Brightlingsea Road to allow for work to take place across the carriageway. The road will be closed between the hours of 7pm to 5am.

A diversion will be in place via Brightlingsea Road, Broad Lanes, St Osyth Road, Tenpenny Hill, Clacton Road, Station Road, Frating Road, School Lane, Great Bentley Road, Main Road,Frating Hill, Colchester Road, Clacton Road and vice versa.

From the week commencing Monday 11 October 2021 the works will be carried out during the day with lane restrictions in place managed by three-way temporary traffic signals to provide a safe working area while operatives are on site.

To view details of the proposed diversion route during the road closure, please refer to the document section below.

Further information 

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage.  Information will also be shared with local parish councils.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: or the @essexhighways twitter feed.