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Army and Navy Taskforce, Chelmsford

About the junction

The Army and Navy Flyover in Chelmsford carries one-way traffic (cars only) from the A1060/A1114 over the Army and Navy roundabout.  The direction of travel changes at different times of the day in a bid to support traffic flows, however the flyover is routinely closed overnight in both directions, seven days a week.

The flyover is located at the Army and Navy Junction in Chelmsford, one of the key entry points in to Chelmsford. It is a five-arm roundabout with a flyover and is heavily congested during peak times.

Safety

The flyover has been the subject of a number of closures during summer 2018 which required further investigating. These investigations have now been concluded. The flyover is open and is safe to use.

The flyover structure will be subject to an enhanced monitoring regime to ensure that it remains open for use.

The development of future options for the whole junction, either in replacing the existing flyover with a permanent structure or seeking an alternative solution will now proceed as a priority. The design, planning and development of any scheme is likely to take a number of years and will require further funding to be secured.

Taskforce

A Taskforce consisting of a panel of elected members from the City, including the Parish Council, and Vicky Ford MP, and will have oversight and ownership of the development of the business case.

They will be supported in their work by officers from both the County and City Councils.

 

For information regarding any planned maintenance please visit the A1060/A1114 Army and Navy Flyover, Chelmsford page. 

Next steps

Details of Taskforce meetings will be reported regularly and will be shared with members of the public to ensure that everyone who is interested is kept informed.

Residents, businesses, and organisations will also be given the chance to have their say about the future of the flyover and junction as proposals are developed.

The scheme to look at long-term improvements to the Army and Navy flyover and junction is just one of the projects looking to deliver improvements across all types of transport in Chelmsford. A package of smaller scale, short-term improvements will help to alleviate the current issues felt on the road network and help the city to keep moving forward.

They are detailed at the links below:

 

 

The vision for Chelmsford to 2036

“For Chelmsford's transport system to become 'best in class' rivalling similar cities across the UK offering enhanced connectivity, and access to opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses to support the sustainable economic growth of the city.”

 

Below are our strategies

 

Bringing a zonal approach to achieving Chelmsford’s transport objectives.

  • Outer – Park & ride, rail, the strategic road network
  • Mid – Buses & cycling
  • Inner – Walking, public realm

 

Other local strategies

 

Documents

Meeting Minutes 10/12/2018PDF14/01/2019
Meeting Minutes 15/10/2018PDF14/01/2019