Essex Highways, Safer, Greener, Healthier

News releases and highways newsletters

17 September 2021 Advance Notice

Resurfacing of Churchgate Street roundabout - UPDATE

Due to unforeseen material supply issues and the inclement weather conditions on Tuesday 14 September, the resurfacing works to Churchgate Street roundabout have overrun. 

Unfortunately, utility works by UK Power Network, separate to the project will affect the planned diversion route and now requires a more complex 4-way temporary traffic lights and our resurfacing works to be completed in 3 phases. Read full story


14 September 2021 Highways Highlights

Highways Highlights - August 2021

The August 2021 edition of Highways Highlights has now been published.

The newsletter for all things highway in Essex.

In the August 2021 edition:

  • Be in the know

  • Councillors go for a Spin

  • 5000 More LEDs

and more...

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14 September 2021 Latest News

East Bridge - works postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the surfacing works due to take place on East Bridge have regrettably been postponed until further notice.

We are working with the contractor to reschedule the works as soon as possible and will provide an update when we are in a position to confirm new dates.

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10 September 2021 Road Closure

East Bridge – road closure rescheduled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, unfortunately the surfacing works due to take place this weekend have been postponed. Works have been rescheduled to take place on Friday 17 September to Monday 20 September 2021.

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9 September 2021 Safer, Greener, Healthier

Essex residents help shape future of active travel by backing aims of Safer, Greener, Healthier campaign

Report of Essex County Council Active Travel Consultation published today

Essex residents back the aims of ECC’s Safer, Greener, Healthier Active Travel campaign with almost three quarters (74%) supporting prioritising and increasing space for walking whilst 66% support more space for cycling.

The report of the recent Active Travel Consultation, published today, is available for everyone to read online.

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9 September 2021 Advance Notice

Hoppit Bridge deck replacement works - start date confirmed

Arrangements are now in place to begin bridge deck replacement works at Hoppit Bridge on Notley Road in Braintree.

Preliminary works are planned to start on Monday 20 September 2021 with two way traffic lights to prepare the site ready for the main works which begin in October.

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9 September 2021 Road Closure

Oasis Bridge – Overnight road closure for de-jacking of bridge

Preparations are being made on site to de-jack the south side of Oasis Bridge. An overnight road closure will be required on Monday 13 September 2021 on the A138 Chelmer Road over Oasis Bridge in both directions.

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6 September 2021 Latest News

New Temporary Timetable for Sandon and Chelmer Valley P&R services

From Saturday 11th September there is a new timetable following the removal of some temporary measures around the city.

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1 September 2021 Latest News

Chance for all to ask questions about proposed Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package at online consultation events

Residents, road-users, walkers and cyclists invited to view and have their say on Army and Navy junction proposals at upcoming online consultation events.

The public are encouraged to take the chance to ask questions about proposals to improve the Army and Navy junction in Chelmsford by attending upcoming consultation events.

Essex County Council has thoroughly assessed a number of potential junction layouts and walking, cycling and passenger transport improvements, and is now consulting on a proposed Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package.

The consultation focuses on two junction options – a hamburger roundabout (a roundabout with a road through the centre of it) and separate T-junctions – as well as the proposed expansion of Sandon Park and Ride, a new Park and Ride site to the west of Chelmsford in Widford and wider walking and cycling improvements.

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31 August 2021 Latest News

Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Investigations

Chelmsford North East Bypass is moving into the next stage of development so you might have noticed the presence of our staff in proximity to the proposed bypass.

They are undertaking archaeological and geoarchaeological investigations in several locations along the proposed route in order to gather sufficient information to establish the presence/absence of any archaeological deposits, and to assess the potential impact of the development on any archaeological remains in the area of the planning application. This work will then inform the requirement for any future archaeological mitigation.

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