Victoria Road (A1099) improvements, Chelmsford
Works location and photos
About the scheme
Victoria Road Bridge waterproofing
Waterproofing works to Victoria Road Bridge have now been completed. This involved removing and replacing the waterproof membrane on the bridge deck and installing a new road surface with the support of the closure of the bridge.
Repairs and resurfacing works have also been carried out to Victoria Road, between the junction of Springfield Road to New Street, to improve the carriageway.
The existing pedestrian crossing facilities located adjacent to Victoria Road Bridge and links to the Bunny Walks, are being upgraded with a wider toucan crossing to aid the travel of both pedestrians and cyclists as this is an important walking and cycling route within the city.
The existing crossing has been designed as a wider crossing and will be installed with new signal equipment and tactile paving.
As part of our Active Travel Fund plans to make the route safer, greener and healthier, improvements to riverside cycle routes from Victoria Road to Waterloo Lane will be constructed following the main works on Victoria Road. These works will be advertised when a work programme has been confirmed.
- Refreshed lining and new cycle road markings on Waterloo Lane
- Installing a raised table on Waterloo Lane (next to Riverside cycle path)
- New/improved surface on Riverside cycle path connecting to Waterloo Lane
- New hazard warning paving on Riverside cycle path
- Markings for a segregated cycleway on Riverside cycle path
What is involved and how it may affect you
Following improvements to the road surface of Victoria Road and waterproofing of Victoria Road Bridge earlier in 2023, we are looking to begin the next stage of our work programme. This involves upgading the existing pedestrian facilities to aid both pedestrians and cyclists.
The existing crossing adjacent to Victoria Road Bridge, where Bunny Walks meets Victoria Road, will see new signal equipment and tactile paving installed. These works are being supported by temporary traffic signals and a lane restriction until the works are complete. Where possible, temporary traffic restrictions will be reduced during the daytime to ease the flow of traffic.
These improvements will be carried out overnight (between the hours of 8pm and 5am) from 11 September 2023 until the end of September.
Full pedestrian and vehicular access will be maintained throughout these works, however drivers are advised to allow extra time as this is a traffic sensitive route.
Please be aware that our works may be subject to change if they are affected by poor weather or if unexpected delays occur.
Thank you for your continued patience while we work to improve this important route in the city centre.
Please note that dates may be subject to change as some elements of the work are highly sensitive to changing weather conditions, which may affect the work programme.
We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage. Details about other roadworks in the area are also available from one.network and the @essexhighways twitter feed.