Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

Broomfield Hospital NHS Roundabout improvements

Works location and photos

View of roundabout prior to improvements

About the works

As part of the planning permissions for the extension of Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospitals Trust were obliged to make improvements to the roundabout at the junction of B1008 Main Road and Hospital Approach to improve capacity. All approaches will be widened to two lanes with a revised and relocated central island.

How it will affect you 

The work will be carried out in phases with proposed traffic restrictions as outlined below:

 

Provisional  dates

Works and proposed traffic restrictions

(refer to Documents section for plans)

Phase 1:

31 August to
16 September 2021

  • Widening of the northbound approach to the roundabout. 
  • The footway on the western side of Main Road will be closed with appropriate pedestrian signing however vehicular traffic will not be restricted.

Phase 2:

17 September to 
21 September 2021

  • Removal of splitter islands and roundabout central island. 
  • Vehicular traffic will not be restricted.

Phase 3:

22 September to
6 October 2021

  • Widening on Eastern side of Main Road. 
  • Vehicular traffic will not be restricted however pedestrians will be signed to avoid the works.

Phase 4 (a)

Dates to be advised

  • Works to eastern side of Main Road (north of the roundabout) and north side of Hospital Approach.
  • Vehicular traffic will not be restricted however pedestrians will be signed to avoid the works.

Phase 4 (b)

Dates to be advised 

  • Works to roundabout central island and southern splitter island. 
  • No right turn into Hospital Approach, traffic will be diverted via Court Road (refer to Documents section for diversion route).
  • Traffic heading north and south will not be restricted, traffic leaving Hospital Approach will not be restricted.

Phase 5

Dates to be advised

  • Works to splitter islands.

Phase 6

Dates to be advised

  • Surfacing of northbound side of carriageway. 
  • Closure of Hospital Approach with diversion via Court Road (refer to Documents section for diversion route).

Traffic management will be reviewed and adjusted where necessary according to the works being undertaken and dates may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

Drivers are recommended to allow additional time when passing through the area and observe all signage in place.

Further information

Please note that the programme may be subject to change at short notice so please observe signage on site, and check this webpage for updates received from the developer.

The developer will ensure that residents and businesses are kept informed of key information and changes.

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

Contact details

If you require additional information or have a query concerning the works please contact: 

Telephone: 01732 600700
Email: mse.estates.helpline@nhs.net