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Alderton Hill Bridge, Loughton

Works Location







About the scheme

Alderton Hill Bridge carries Alderton Hill over Loughton Brook in Loughton.  

The bridge is made up of 3 structures, a Victorian arch and an extension either side of the arch.  It has been identified that the footway is in a weakened condition.

Works are planned on a first phase of work during summer 2018 on Alderton Hill between Roding Road and Old Station Road to divert the utility services from the footway to the carriageway.  This will provide future access to the bridge deck to allow strengthening works to be carried out.

The strengthening works will be planned as a separate work programme at a later date.

The works

Works are planned during summer 2018 to divert utility services from the footway to the carriageway.  This will involve excavating the carriageway which will require a full time closure of the road until the works are complete.

Current work programme:

  • Week commencing 23 July 2018 – Site investigations.
  • A full time/24 hour a day closure of the Alderton Hill Bridge from 30 July 2018 for approximately 5 weeks. During this time, no vehicles will be permitted to cross the bridge due to deep excavations in the carriageway.


What is involved and how it may affect you

It is recognised this is a traffic sensitive site, and we have therefore scheduled works to coincide with the summer holiday period when traffic flows are expected to be lighter.

Operatives will be working between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, with reduced hours worked at weekends.  

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times across the bridge allowing school and shop access.

Bus operators have been informed of these works and we are currently working with them to establish whether any temporary parking restrictions are needed to support buses running on alternative routes during the road closure period.

The road closure will be necessary until the works are complete.  Advance notices will be in place and appropriate diversions will be signed during the closure.  
An alternative route for motorists will be available via the diversion route: Alderton Hill, Traps Hill, High Road, Old Station Road, Station Road and vice versa.

Vehicle access to Roding Valley High School on Alderton Hill will be permitted via Old Station Road.

We urge all drivers to take additional care during the works, allowing extra time, observing signage and traffic management in place.

Please note that programmed dates may be subject to change, for example if the works are affected by unsuitable weather or if unforeseen issues arise.  


Further information

The latest updates about the works will be reflected on this webpage and the @essexhighways twitter feed.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: