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Writtle to City Centre Cycling Improvements

Works Location


Before phase 1 improvements

After phase 1 improvements

About the scheme

One of the most popular cycle routes in Chelmsford is benefitting from investment designed to improve sustainable transport in Chelmsford.

The existing National Cycle Networks 1 (NCN1) runs through Writtle towards Admirals Park and currently provides an off-carriageway connection on the west side of the city centre.  

Improvements are being carried out to increase standards on the cycle route to encourage greater use of the network.  This includes replacing the existing Admirals Park Bridge with a wider structure to improve journeys for both pedestrians and cyclists.

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

The works

Phase one of the works was completed in March 2019 and included resurfacing defective sections of cycling facilities and correction of localised flooding issues. Other works also included resurfacing and improving drainage facilities along Fox Burrows Lane. 

Phase two of the works is anticipated to place in 2020 and will involve the replacement of Admirals Park Bridge as well as some additional resurfacing works. 

 Further details regarding phase two of the works will be communicated as more information becomes available.

What happens next?

Phase two of the works will take place in 2020 and will involve the replacement of the existing narrow steel bridge with a new 4 metre wide structure, which will be designed and build off-site.

Additional resurfacing works of the existing cycleway will be carried out on the route.  

Further information

The website will be updated as more information becomes available.