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Old Heath Road / Bourne Road / Wimpole Road / Military Road, Colchester – traffic signal renewal

Works location and photos

View of junction
View of traffic signals due to be renewed

About the scheme

Arrangements have been made to renew the ageing traffic signals located at the junction of Old Heath Road / Bourne Road / Wimpole Road / Military Road, Colchester.

Works are due to start on Tuesday 31 August 2021 and are expected to take approximately six weeks to complete.

We will be replacing the traffic signals at the junction before they become unreliable and fail to work properly and will be installing new extra low voltage equipment which will help reduce our carbon footprint. The pedestrian facilities will also be renewed.

What is involved and how it may affect you

All works at the junction of Old Heath Road / Bourne Road / Wimpole Road / Military Road will be done at night under road closure. The reason for the closure is to reduce the time taken to complete the works and to keep congestion to a minimum.

During non-working hours, traffic management restrictions will be lifted where possible to allow the temporary traffic signals to control traffic at the junction.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and a temporary controlled crossing will be installed whilst the works are undertaken to ensure pedestrians can cross the junction safely. Advance warning notices will be used to advertise the works and appropriate diversions in place during temporary road closures

To view details of the proposed diversion route during the road closure, please refer to the document section below.

Further information 

Please note that the programme may be subject to change if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage.  Information will also be shared with local parish councils.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: one.network or the @essexhighways twitter feed.