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Mundon Wash Bridge, Mundon Road, Mundon, Maldon

Latest News - 26 November 2019: Mundon Wash Bridge - progress update

Recent progress includes construction of the base slab and both wingwalls on the north side of the structure. The construction of both central deflectors (located west and east) are complete and we are now in the process of constructing the parapet beams.

However, due to factors beyond our control, the programme has been delayed and works are expected to be completed by Sunday 22 December 2019.

Please be advised efforts are being made to complete the work and reopen the road as soon as possible and, permission has been granted for weekend working starting from Saturday 30 November 2019. Working hours for both Saturday and Sunday are 7:00am to 3:30pm.

As part of the final phase, in early December there will be a 6-day curing period while concrete sets. During this time, minimal activities will take place on site so the curing process is not disturbed.

Please be advised during the final week while we work to complete the work and the site is demobilised, there will be no pedestrian or dismounted cyclist access possible due to heavy vehicles and machinery moving.

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Works Location


Above: View of the carriageway from the south 

Above: West elevation of the existing concrete box culverts

Above: West elevation of the concrete pipe structure

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.

A full closure of the road at Mundon Wash Bridge is now in place to allow the existing structure to 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.

The Works 

Mundon Road was closed at the bridge on Tuesday 23 April 2019 to allow construction work to begin.  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 22 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 

  • 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. A shuttle service is being provided to support passengers - this is being operated by Arrow Taxis.  

    The shuttle service will operate between Mundon Village (Main Road, Mundon) and The Red Lion in Latchingdon, and from Mundon Road to The White Horse in High Street, 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.
  • Plume school bus (Hedingham) service - Hedingham have confirmed that from Thursday 25 April they will be able to provide a full service to pupils who are picked up/dropped off at Mundon White Horse in Mundon. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation while we undertake these necessary works. 

Further information

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: One.Network