Essex County Council made the decision in September 2019 to permanently close the Army and Navy Flyover after a detailed engineering report revealed new defects in its concrete foundations.
The process to dismantle and remove the main flyover structure required meticulous planning and has left the area in a suitable condition for any future works that are planned for the roundabout.
Preliminary works were carried out in November 2019 and main works to dismantle and remove the flyover structure, section by section, began in February 2020. These works were completed in April 2020.
Each flyover span has been transported to a compound away from the roundabout for dismantling and recycling.
Given the close proximity of the flyover to homes and business properties, our dismantling and removal plans were designed to limit noisy operations where possible.
We would like to thank residents, businesses and commuters for their patience while we carried out these crucial works.
Spring 2021 - Semi-permanent kerbs and safety fencing to replace temporary barriers at roundabout approaches
Following the removal of the Army and Navy Flyover, temporary barriers were put in place to close the cross-over areas that had once been used to access the flyover. This was an interim solution and it is now time to replace these barriers with a semi-permanent arrangement of kerbs and safety fencing in the same locations, providing better value than the current temporary arrangement.
Work to replace these temporary barriers will start on Monday 22 March 2021 and are expected to take five weeks to complete, subject to weather being suitable and no unexpected issues arising.
These works will take place overnight Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30pm and 5.30am. During working periods, trafficked lanes along Parkway and Essex Yeomanry Way will be reduced to protect the public and enable safe working, whilst still allowing vehicles to pass through the area.
These lane restrictions will be removed following the end of each shift to allow all lanes to remain open during the daytime.
A temporary speed limit of 40mph will be in force at all times on the outbound stretch of Essex Yeomanry Way, until the works are complete.
There will be no impact on pedestrian movements during the works.
Full closure to Parkway to inbound city traffic overnight on Monday 22 March (between 11.15pm and 5.00am):
To support these works, Parkway will be fully closed to inbound city traffic only on the night of Monday 22 March between the hours of 11.15pm and 5.00am, to provide sufficient room for the removal of the temporary barrier. A signed diversion will be in place during this full overnight road closure to inbound traffic.
If you wish to find out more about the work being carried out by the Army and Navy Taskforce to identify the best long-term, sustainable solution for the junction visit: Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package.
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