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A1060/A1114 Army and Navy Flyover, Chelmsford

Advance Notice - 01 April 2020: Temporary day time lane restrictions this weekend (4 & 5 April)

Work began on Monday night this week with measures that will see the permanent closure of the cross over areas at each end of the flyover.  The work will see the introduction of safety fencing in these areas and modification of white lining.

It has become apparent that traditional single post foundations for the safety fencing will not work in several locations due to complications with buried services.  For this reason it has become necessary to introduce a long strip concrete foundation in these areas.  The excavations for these will be dug overnight and filled with concrete.  However, due to the proximity to the road it is necessary to instigate daytime lane restrictions alongside until the concrete has cured.

These daytime lane restrictions are planned for Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April).

Traffic flows into and out of the city will be maintained during these activities and we continue to schedule our works and ensure restrictions are kept to the shortest possible duration to minimise inconvenience to residents and the travelling public.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and would urge drivers to observe the all signage and traffic restrictions in place for their safety and that of the workforce.

For a full summary of the traffic management details please refer to the main text below. 


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Works Location



Flyover removal

Essex County Council made the decision in September 2019 to permanently close the Army and Navy Flyover after a detailed engineering report revealed new defects in its concrete foundations.

The process to dismantle and remove the main flyover structure has required meticulous planning and will leave the area in a suitable condition for any future works that are planned for the roundabout.   

Preliminary works were carried out in November 2019 and main works to dismantle and remove the flyover structure, section by section, began in February 2020. These works are due for completion in April 2020. 

Each flyover span has been transported to a compound away from the roundabout for dismantling and recycling.     

Given the close proximity of the flyover to homes and business properties, our plans have been designed to limit noisy operations where possible.  We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by our works.


How the works may affect you

Main works to dismantle and remove the flyover began on 10 February 2020.  The span removal works have been successfully completed with works to the cross-over sections due to start on Monday 30 March 2020.

These works will support the installation of additional safety fencing, lane markings and road studs to protect road users follwing the removal of the flyover. 

Proposed carriageway restrictions from 30 March 2020:
DAY TIME: Saturday 4 April and Sunday 5 April  Temporary lane restrictions are expected during the day time on the Army and Navy roundabout and its approaches

OVERNIGHT: Monday 30 March - 17 April 2020 between 7.30pm and 6.30am

Temporary lane restrictions are expected overnight and on the Army and Navy roundabout and its approaches. 

OVERNIGHT: Tuesday 7 April 2020 between the hours of 12.30am and 5am

Essex Yeomanry Way will be fully closed to outbound traffic (i.e. closed to vehicles travelling in an eastward direction, away from roundabout/city centre)

OVERNIGHT: Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April 2020 between the hours of 12.30am and 5am.

Parkway to be closed for two nights to inbound traffic (i.e. closed to vehicles travelling west towards the city centre).

A separate diversion route will be in place during this temporary road closure to access the Travelodge. 

Pedestrian access through the area will be maintained throughout. We recommend that road users allow extra travelling time and always check local signs and observe traffic management as details may change at short notice.    

Passenger transport

We are working closely with bus operators so they can make alternative arrangements to their services during the works.  

Information on services that may need to be diverted will be available at affected bus stops. Please check before you travel.

If you have any queries about services running during our works please contact the operator directly. Alternatively follow the @Essex_pt Twitter account, or call the Essex County Council Passenger Team on 0345 603 2200. 

Further information

We are mindful that the dismantling works are very close to homes and businesses so our plans have been designed to limit noisy operations where possible.  

We will be contacting those in the immediate vicinity separately about our works.    

Additional information about our plans are included on our Frequently Asked Questions in the Document section of the page.

Details including traffic management arrangements may be subject to change as the project develops, or if scheduled works are affected by poor weather or unexpected operational issues.

If you wish to find out more about the work being carried out by the Army and Navy Taskforce to identify the best long-term, sustainable solution for the junction visit: Army and Navy Taskforce.

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