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A1060/A1114 Army and Navy, Chelmsford

Latest News - 10 February 2021: Overnight works start 22 March 2021 to support replacement of temporary barriers at Army and Navy

Overnight works begin on Monday 22 March 2021 to replace the temporary barriers that were first installed to the cross-over areas following the removal of the flyover. It is now time to replace these with a semi-permanent solution that provides better value than the current arrangement.

It will take approximately five weeks to install kerbs and safety fencing, with the first night of works (Monday 22 March) involving a full closure of Parkway to inbound city traffic only between the hours of 11.15pm and 5.00am, while the temporary barrier is removed.  Appropriate diversions will be in place for this one night closure.

Working hours will be between 7.30pm and 5.30am, Monday to Friday. During the majority of the works trafficked lanes along Parkway and Essex Yeomanry Way will be reduced to protect the public and enable safe working, whilst still allowing vehicles to pass through the area.  These lane restrictions will be removed following the end of each shift to allow all lanes to remain open during the daytime.

A temporary speed limit of 40mph will be in force at all times on the outbound stretch of Essex Yeomanry Way, until the works are complete.

Please take additional care passing through the area while we work to remove these temporary barriers.

Pedestrian access will not be affected by our working arrangements.

View of Parkway cross over areas where temporary barriers are currently in place
View of Essex Yeomanry Way cross over areas where temporary barriers are in place

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 view of cross-over areas where temporary barriers will be replaced with semi-permanent kerbs and safety fencing

View of flyover before removal

View of flyover before removal

View of flyover before removal

Flyover removal

Essex County Council made the decision in September 2019 to permanently close the Army and Navy Flyover after a detailed engineering report revealed new defects in its concrete foundations.

The process to dismantle and remove the main flyover structure required meticulous planning and has left the area in a suitable condition for any future works that are planned for the roundabout.  

Preliminary works were carried out in November 2019 and main works to dismantle and remove the flyover structure, section by section, began in February 2020. These works were completed in April 2020. 

Each flyover span has been transported to a compound away from the roundabout for dismantling and recycling.     

Given the close proximity of the flyover to homes and business properties, our dismantling and removal plans were designed to limit noisy operations where possible.  

We would like to thank residents, businesses and commuters for their patience while we carried out these crucial works. 

 

Spring 2021 - Semi-permanent kerbs and safety fencing to replace temporary barriers at roundabout approaches 

Following the removal of the Army and Navy Flyover, temporary barriers were put in place to close the cross-over areas that had once been used to access the flyover.  This was an interim solution and it is now time to replace these barriers with a semi-permanent arrangement of kerbs and safety fencing in the same locations, providing better value than the current temporary arrangement.View of cross-over area where temporary barriers will be replaced

Work to replace these temporary barriers will start on Monday 22 March 2021 and are expected to take five weeks to complete, subject to weather being suitable and no unexpected issues arising.

These works will take place overnight Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30pm and 5.30am.  During working periods, trafficked lanes along Parkway and Essex Yeomanry Way will be reduced to protect the public and enable safe working, whilst still allowing vehicles to pass through the area.  

These lane restrictions will be removed following the end of each shift to allow all lanes to remain open during the daytime. 

A temporary speed limit of 40mph will be in force at all times on the outbound stretch of Essex Yeomanry Way, until the works are complete.

There will be no impact on pedestrian movements during the works.

 

Full closure to Parkway to inbound city traffic overnight on Monday 22 March (between 11.15pm and 5.00am):

To support these works, Parkway will be fully closed to inbound city traffic only on the night of Monday 22 March between the hours of 11.15pm and 5.00am, to provide sufficient room for the removal of the temporary barrier.  A signed diversion will be in place during this full overnight road closure to inbound traffic.

 

Further information

If you wish to find out more about the work being carried out by the Army and Navy Taskforce to identify the best long-term, sustainable solution for the junction visit: Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package.

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