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A134 Northern Approach Road / Wallace Road, Colchester – toucan crossing installation  

Latest News - 26 March 2020: Northern Approach Road / Wallace Road, toucan crossing completed

The installation of the new toucan crossing on Northern Approach Road has been completed two days earlier than originally programmed.

All signals have been tested and are operational with only minor snagging works that remain outstanding.

Traffic management has been removed and the road closure on Wallace Road has been lifted.

We would like to thank residents and local businesses for their patience while we completed these works.

The works

Arrangements have been made to install a new toucan crossing on A134 Northern Approach Road near to Wallace Road, Colchester.

Works are due to start on Monday 9 March 2020 and will take approximately three weeks to complete.

What is involved and how it may affect you

The majority of the works will be carried out during the day with lane closures in effect from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Temporary two-way traffic lights with pedestrian crossing facilities will be in place.

Wallace Road will be closed for the duration of the works with a diversion route in place via Hakewill Road and Dickenson Way. 

A series of overnight road closures are required on A134 Northern Approach road between Turner Road and Dickenson Road and are provisionally booked on the following dates:

  • Monday 9 March 2020 (7pm to 5am)
  • Tuesday 10 March 2020 (7pm to 5am) 
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020 (7pm to 5am)

A Local diversion route will be in place during road closures. We would urge drivers to allow additional travelling time and take care to observe traffic management and signage in place, which is necessary to protect the public and the workforce.

The closures are required to remove the existing island, install carriageway ducting and carry out lining works.

To view details regarding the proposed diversion routes please refer to the information in 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.

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