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Hoe Mill Bridge, Woodham Walter

Works location and photos

Hoe Mill Bridge width restriction
View of The Causeway at Hoe Mill Bridge

About the scheme

Hoe Mill Bridge carries The Causeway over the River Chelmer in Woodham Walter, south of Ulting.

Further to essential erosion protection measures carried out in 2019, the bridge has also seen enforcement of its 3 tonne weight limit with the installation of a temporary physical restriction during 2020.  This temporary restriction is designed to minimise further deterioration of the bridge and prevent vehicles from parking on the bridge until long term improvements to the bridge are made.

The works

From Monday 13 September until Friday 24 September 2021 ground investigations will take place at Hoe Mill Bridge along with sign replacement works.

What is involved and how it may affect you

Temporary bridge closure:

Due to the restricted working area when carrying out ground investigations, it will be necessary to temporarily close Hoe Mill Bridge on The Causeway, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the full duration of the works (13 September to 24 September 2021).

Signed diversions will be in place during the planned road closure as no vehicles will be permitted to pass over the structure during this time.  A diversion is proposed via The Causeway, Crouchmans Farm Road, Ulting Road, The Green, Maldon Road, Hatfield Road, Langford Road, Langford Road Roundabout, Heybridge Approach, Pond Roundabout, Maldon Bypass, Spital Road Roundabout, Spital Road, Wycke Hill, Wycke Hill Business Park, Limebrook Roundabout, Limebrook Way, Oak Corner, Southend Road, Chelmsford Road, London Road, Old London Road, Herbage Park Road, Church Hill, The Street, Rectory Road, Hoe Mill Road and vice versa.

During the bridge closure, Hoe Mill Lock will remain accessible to vehicles via The Causeway, Crouchmans Farm Road.

Provisions will be made to allow pedestrians and dismounted cyclists to pass over the structure.

The proposed diversion can be viewed in the Document section below.

Local temporary traffic signals:

Signage replacement works will be conducted during this period with the support of temporary traffic signals between the hours of 9.30am and 3pm at the various locations between Danbury, Hoe Mill Bridge and up to Maldon Road (Hatfield Peverel). 

A map of the proposed signage locations are included in the Document section below.

Further information

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage.  Information will also be shared with local parish councils.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: One.Network or the @essexhighways twitter feed.