We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time or through the find out more link.
Find out more
Cookie Portal
Manage and find out more about the cookies used on this website.
View Cookie Settings
Read Cookie Policy

Accept All Cookies and Close
Close Without Saving
< Back
This website has 4 types of cookies:
Your preferences will not take affect until the "save and close" button is clicked. To view our cookie policy please click here.
Strictly Necessary Cookies Used to help you move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, it will be very hard to use the website.
Analytical/Performance Cookies Used to anonymously track visitors around the website so that we can improve your experience.
Functional Cookies Allows the website to remember your preferences and personalised your experience.
Targeted Marketing Cookies Allows adverts you see to be targeted to you and your interests.
Save and Close
< Back
< Back
Cookie Policy
< Back

Chelmer Valley Road

About the Scheme

Chelmer Valley Road is a key route connecting the north of Chelmsford into the city and connects to the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride. The proposed scheme extends from Alan Cherry Drive through to the Lawn Lane Roundabout.

Traffic flows in the area have increased over the past few years and with the significant planned growth in the north of Chelmsford at Beaulieu Park and Channels, future traffic levels will add significant pressure to Chelmer Valley Road. Because of this traffic congestion, particularly between Parkway and the Valley Bridge, journeys along the Chelmer Valley Road corridor can be up to 49% slower during peak periods. Buses, including Park and Ride buses, use Chelmer Valley Road but are often caught up in the traffic congestion.

To support these services now and into the future, we propose to introduce a dedicated bus lane northbound from the University junction (Alan Cherry Drive) to Valley Bridge roundabout and then northeast bound to join with the existing bus lane to the south of Lawn Lane junction. This will reduce journey times and improve reliability for the Park and Ride buses.

This proposed work is part of a £15 million Chelmsford City Growth Package of improvements designed to alleviate pressure on Chelmsford’s road network. 

The works 

The proposed work will see the section between Alan Cherry Drive and Valley Bridge roundabout installed by a combination of embankment works and carriageway re-allocation. The existing two-lane northbound approach to Valley Bridge roundabout for all traffic will be extended, increasing capacity and improving safety, particularly for vehicles entering the Valley Bridge roundabout.

The existing northbound Park and Ride bus lane approaching Lawn Lane roundabout will be extended southwards towards the Valley Bridge roundabout via a combination of embankment works and carriageway re-allocation. This will assist in maintaining journey time reliability and highway capacity as the northern growth area develops.

Complementing the scheme, a developer-funded southbound bus lane from the Lawn Lane roundabout towards Valley Bridge roundabout is proposed to extend the existing southbound provision.