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22 April 2021 Latest News

Works completed Spring 2021

Works on the A133 Ipswich Road/Harwich Road - a key route into Colchester - have been substantially concluded and this section of the network is now open.   

These works have been essential to alleviate growing congestion and to improve access for transport, supporting the growth and economic prosperity of the town.

The scheme encountered a number of complications which had to be overcome and impacted the duration of the works on site. These included Covid restrictions, Cowdray Bridge safety repairs (which was outside the scope of this project but included and necessary to complete for public safety), additional works to adjacent retaining wall and increased works to divert and maintain utility supplies. There are works still to be completed associated with Cowdray Bridge and these will be undertaken later in the Summer. Works for this will largely be contained within the remaining fenced off area.

We would like to thank everyone affected for your patience and co-operation and courtesy whilst we undertook these vital and complex improvements to the network.