About the scheme
Mundon Wash Bridge carries Mundon Road over the Mundon Wash waterway in Mundon, Maldon.
The bridge dates back to the 1940s and consists of three sections, two reinforced concrete box structures and a concrete pipe that run under the carriageway. An assessment of the structure has found the structure to be in a weak condition and needs to be replaced.
Preparations are now being made to carry out these works from spring 2019 although programmed dates may change if works are hindered by adverse weather and or if unexpected issues arise.
The existing structure will be removed and replaced with a combination of two precast concrete box sections which will be placed side by side, along with headwalls and wingwalls that comply with national standards.
A full closure of the road at Mundon Wash Bridge will be required during these work.
Construction is due to begin Tuesday 23 April 2019 and we anticipate the road will reopen in autumn 2019.
The watercourse and statutory utility services will be temporarily diverted prior to the removal of the existing structure and construction of the new bridge and carriageway.
During this period it will be necessary for Mundon Road at the bridge to be fully closed to all vehicles, 24 hours a day. Mundon Road will be closed from its junction with New Hall Lane for a distance of approximately 310m in a northerly direction.
Advance signage and appropriate traffic management and diversions will be in place during the road closure. In order to accommodate other works on the network the formal signed diversion may be subject to change during these works.
- Proposed signed diversion from 23 April to 2 July 2019 (during other works being undertaken on Fambridge Road):
Mundon Road (Continuation of road on both side north and south side of closure), Main Road, Mundon, Burnham Road, Fambridge Road (B1018), Barons Lane (B1010), Maldon Road(A414), Limebrook Way.
- Proposed signed diversion from 3 July onwards:
Mundon Road (Continuation of road on both side north and south side of closure), Limebrook Way, Fambridge Road (B1018), Burnham Road, Maldon Road. Main Road, Mundon.
- Bus Services 31, 31B, 31C, 31X and 33 operated by First Essex Buses will not be able to serve Mundon Village during the closure of Mundon Wash Bridge. Therefore for the first 2 weeks of the closure a shuttle service will be provided by Arrow Taxis. During this period we will assess passenger demand.
The shuttle service will operate between Mundon Village and The Red Lion in Latchingdon and from Mundon Road to The White Horse in Maldon for onward connections with services above. To use this service please telephone Arrow Taxis for bookings on 01621 855111 giving one hours’ notice.
This passenger information will be reflected in local bus stops. See information in Document section below.
- Sible Hedingham have confirmed no changes will be necessary to the Plume school service.
Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation while we undertake these necessary works.
The work programme may be subject to change if works are affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.
The latest information and updates about these works, including changes to traffic management will be updated to this webpage and reflected on site signage.
For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: www.roadworks.org