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Halstead Road/Frinton Road, Kirby Cross - Traffic signal installation

Works location and photos

View of Halstead Road
Halstead Road/Frinton Road roundabout

About the works

As part of the new housing development on the land east of Halstead Road (planning ref 15/01234/OUT), Linden Homes will be carrying out improvements to the junction of Halstead Road/Frinton Road and Holland Road/Frinton Road in Kirby Cross to manage traffic generated from the new development. These improvements are outlined on Drawing No. LHE132/1017 included in the Document Section below.

The planning consent requires the Halstead Road/Frinton Road junction to be upgraded to traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Frinton Road/Holland Road and the Eastern Arm of Frinton Road outside the shops. 

The works also include the relocation and upgrading of existing bus stops, one on Frinton Road will move approximately 40m further east and will include a new digital information board, shelter and level access to buses. Existing bus stops on Halstead Road will be relocated and will have new bus cages markings on the road to preventing parking as indicated on the plan. 

Bollards are to be installed adjacent to the pedestrian crossings outside the shops and the current double yellow lines will remain to prevent parking on the adopted highway.

How it will affect you 

The developer will carry out the work in phases with the following proposed traffic restrictions as outlined below:

 

Provisional  dates

Works and proposed traffic restrictions

Phase 1:

To be confirmed

Removal of a traffic island on Frinton Road between Halstead and Holland Road. These works are scheduled to be carried out with the support of a night time closure of Frinton Road (between the hours of approximately 7pm and 6am), between these junctions. 

Phase 2:

To be confirmed

Construction of a new left turn lane heading southbound onto Holland Road, from Frinton Road. These works will take place off the carriageway, so no carriageway restrictions anticipated during this phase.  

Phase 3:

To be confirmed

Installation of the new traffic signals in Halstead Road. This will involve a 24 hour road closure of the southern end of Halstead Road with a diversion route in place and temporary 2 way lights on Frinton Road.

Phase 4:

To be confirmed

Continued works on the traffic signals and the removal of the bus shelter on Frinton Road. This will involve a 24 hour road closure of the southern end of Halstead Road with a diversion route in place and temporary 2 way lights on Frinton Road.

Phase 5:

To be confirmed

Installation of new bus shelter on Frinton Road, and completion of the traffic signals, resurfacing and new lining.  These works will be under a night time closure of Frinton Road (approximately between the hours of 7pm and 6am) to allow for the resurfacing works to be undertaken. All bus stops in the area are to be suspended and diversions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Road reopening date will be advertised when the programme has been confirmed.

Appropriate diversions will be in place during road closures. 

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.

Please note that dates will be advertised when they are confirmed by the developer.  They may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unforeseen issues arise. The latest information will be reflected on site signage and updates on this webpage.

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.

Please contact the FinchesPark.Enquiries@vistry.co.uk if you have any queries regarding the developer's scheme.  Details of the traffic management contact will be displayed on the information boards for the duration of the works. 

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.