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Cymbeline Way Crossing Relocation

A133 Cymbeline Way

Cymbeline Way Crossing Relocation

What is it?

This project will relocate the existing toucan crossing on Cymbeline Way to around 200m west of Colne Bank Roundabout as part of a wider set of improvements for Colchester.


The aim of this scheme is to complement a wider package of highways improvements across Colchester to improve the performance and capacity of the highways network, reduce congestion and enhance pedestrian and cycle routes.

Key aspects

  • Relocate the existing Cymbeline Way toucan crossing to around 200m west of Colne Bank Roundabout.
  • To maintain the existing cycle and pedestrian facility we will be widening the shared pedestrian/cycle link on the northern side of Cymbeline Way as far as the relocated crossing.
  • We are also looking to make improvements to alternative routes for pedestrians and cyclists to the town centre and local area.
  • To extend street lighting along Cymbeline Way and introduce a new 40mph speed limit from Colne Bank Roundabout to Sheepen Road.

Key dates

Design phase: Completed
Construction: November 2015
Completion: December 2015

What will the impact be during construction?

There will be lane closures during off-peak times and overnight works to facilitate more complex construction activities. We will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum and every effort will be made to finish any noisy work by 11pm.


This scheme is part of a phased approach to provide improvements to the local highway, pedestrian routes and cycle ways across Colchester. The improvements have been identified to help assist the transport network in managing the expected increase in traffic generated by housing

Have your say

A public information event on these schemes was held on 21 October 2015 from 2pm – 8pm at Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL to allow interested parties to view the plans and ask any questions.  The plans from this event are available below.


Future Highway Improvement Works and Cycle Routes PDF 22/10/2015
Cymbeline Way Crossing Relocation PDF 22/10/2015
Leaflet PDF 21/10/2015
Letter to residents PDF 05/10/2015