Hospital Approach, Broomfield, Chelmsford

Advance notice - resurfacing works planned 8-11 May 2018 

Resurfacing works have been scheduled by the developer’s appointed contractor to undertake resurfacing works at Hospital Approach, Broomfield.  

These works are now scheduled from 8 May through to 11 May during the hours of 7pm and 1am (with the noisiest activities being undertaken by 11pm).

Traffic will be managed with the use of temporary traffic lights and narrow lane widths.  Please be mindful of these works if travelling in the area.  Pedestrian and vehicle access including emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Please note that these works may be rescheduled at short notice if poor weather conditions are forecast.  In this event, updates will be reflected on the signboards either side of the works and on

About the scheme 

Highway improvements are planned on Hospital Approach between the B1008 Roundabout and North Court Road, Chelmsford.

The scheme is part of a section 106 planning condition granted by Chelmsford City Council (application no. 13/00409/FUL) for the Countryside development on the land East of North Court Road and North of Hospital Approach.


The works have been designed to provide suitable access into the new development and increase the capacity of Hospital Approach with the aim to improving traffic flow.


About the works 

Works will take place to the northern verge of Hospital Approach between the B1008 Roundabout and North Court Road and include:

  • Widening of Hospital Approach to the north and construction of two right-turn filter lanes to facilitate access into the new development.
  • Provision of a new bus stop on the eastbound carriageway of Hospital Approach, to include carriageway markings, raised kerbs, shelter and real time passenger information.
  • Provision of two pedestrian islands on Hospital Approach to provide uncontrolled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.

    At a later date in a separate programme of works, the developer will undertake the following additional improvements:

  • Provide a pedestrian island on Blasford Hill, Little Waltham to provide uncontrolled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Provide of a footway/cycle links from Blasford Hill into the development
  • Provide  a footway/cycle link from North Court Road into the development


When will the works take place and how will it affect you

Engineers appointed by Countryside are undertaking the works.  Due to delays experienced during the work programme, we anticipate the scheme will complete Spring 2018. 

Dates may be subject to change if the works are affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

Working hours will generally be between the hours of 8.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am and 1.00pm on Saturdays.

It is recognised that this is a traffic sensitive route and the developer’s appointed contractor will manage the traffic flow during the works.  Initially there will be minimal carriageway incursion as cones will be placed close to the edge of the carriageway of Hospital Approach.  Late in the programme, temporary multi-way lights will be required for the safety of the public and the workforce.  

The developers appointed contractor will manage the traffic during the works and manually control the temporary traffic signals when these are required to minimise congestion and ensure a route for emergency service vehicles is maintained at all times.  

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.

Please take additional care when passing through the area, observing local signage and allowing extra time when passing through the area.

Further information

The developer will provide the necessary notifications to local residents, businesses and interested parties in advance of works.   Scheme plans are available in the document section below.  

Updates will also be made available on this webpage as the scheme develops, however on site signage will also provide the most up to date information about the work programme.  Additional roadworks information can be found on:

The works will be completed by Breheny Contractors on behalf of Countryside

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during these essential works.

 Site contact

 Breheny Civil Engineering, telephone: 01449 720282 or email:



Title Description Date
Resident letter - resurfacing works May 2018 PDF  02/05/2018
Resident letter PDF  19/07/2017 
Traffic management plan -1 PDF 19/07/2017 
Traffic managment plan - 2 PDF 19/07/2017 
Site plan  PDF 19/07/2017

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