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A1060/A1114 Army and Navy Flyover, Chelmsford

Latest News - 23 April 2020: Video released following completion of flyover works

Works to remove the Army and Navy flyover have now been successfully completed.

The removal project started in February and the steel and concrete flyover was taken down section by section before being transported away for dismantling and recycling.  

All 15 of the structure's spans were removed overnight to minimise traffic disruption, while the two ramps were broken up and removed on successive Sundays during the day to avoid excessive noise at night.

The main works were completed by mid March, while follow-on activities to close the cross over areas at either end of the site, install additional safety fencing and add new lane markings were safely finished on 17 April 2020.

The removal of the flyover, which was a feature of the Chelmsford skyline for more than 40 years, is an important step in a new era for transport in the city. To find out more about future plans for the junction please visit the Army and Navy Taskforce webpage.

A new video capturing the completion of the historic flyover removal project has been released on YouTube (refer to main information below to access the link). 

Thank you for your patience while these crucial works took place.

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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 required meticulous planning and has left 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 were completed 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 dismantling and removal plans were designed to limit noisy operations where possible.  

We would like to thank residents, businesses and commuters for their patience while we carried out these crucial works. 

Further information

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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