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A1099 Victoria Road, Chelmsford

A1099 Victoria Road, Chelmsford

Upgrade of zebra crossing to puffin crossingZebra crossing, Victoria Road, Chelmsford

About the scheme

Improvements are planned to upgrade the existing zebra crossing situated on Victoria Road (north of the junction with Duke Street) Chelmsford to a puffin crossing.

The current zebra crossing is a popular pedestrian route between Chelmsford Station and the city centre. The position of the crossing will remain unchanged.

This scheme forms part of a planning condition for the development of the former Anglia Ruskin University central campus.

Essex County Council Highways will fund and carry out road surfacing from the junction with Victoria Road South to the access to Chelmsford Station as part of these works.


The crossing will be upgraded to a push-button signalised puffin crossing to benefit pedestrians and improve management of the traffic flow around the mini roundabout at the junction with Duke Street.

When will the work take place?

Works started on Monday 23 May 2016 and will last approximately six weeks, subject to suitable weather conditions.

In order to minimise the disruption to the network, overnight work is planned between the hours of 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, however some weekend overnight working may be necessary. Information boards will provide the most up to date information about the work programme.

Temporary road closures are planned as follows

  • Victoria Road:   
Each night between 9.30pm – 5.00am, Monday 20 June to Tuesday 28 June 2016 (with the exception that the road will be open during the weekend – 25 to 26 June 2016).
  • Duke Street:             
Each night between 9.30pm – 5.00am hrs, Thursday 23 June to Tuesday 28 June (with the exception that the road will be open during the weekend – 25 to 26 June 2016).

For the proposed diversion route during temporary road closures please see the Document section below, or visit:  The closures are required for the safety of the public and workforce.  Access for emergency service vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times during the closure.

Further information

Traffic management will be in place throughout the works and temporary lane and footpath restrictions will be required to support safe working including a temporary signal controlled pedestrian crossing. 

Traffic management will remain in place during non-working hours to protect the working areas during the day.