A12 Wellington Bridge Steel Beam and Concrete Repairs
Part of our ongoing programme of work to maintain England's strategic road network
The project was originally planned to be completed in October 2013. Works have been delayed due to engineering difficulties on site and are now expected to finish in early December 2013.
What is happening?
We are carrying out repair work on the A12 Wellington Bridge.
When and where is this happening?
Work started on 29 July and is expected to finish in early December 2013. The section of carriageway affected is on the A12 at Hatfield Peverel, Essex, between junction 20a and junction 20b.
Why is this happening and what will it cost?
Wellington Bridge has been hit on two separate occasions by overheight vehicles in the last 3 years. The works are necessary to return the bridge back to its original condition and allow for the current restrictions to be removed.
The scheme is expected to cost £1.8 million.
How will the scheme be carried out?
The repair works will involve straightening the deformed steel beams, replacing a damaged section of beam and recasting the damaged concrete deck.
What are the benefits?
The works will maintain the safety of the structure to current highway standards and will allow traffic to reuse the eastbound lane of the overbridge.
How do I find out more information ?
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If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing email@example.com or calling 0300 123 5000.
Will there be roadworks?
Yes, roadworks will be needed to carry out this scheme safely.
|Date||Duration||Details||Allow an Extra|
|26/11/2013||9pm to 5am||A12 northbound closure at junction 19. Lane closure southbound||15 minutes|
|27/11/2013||9pm to 5am||A12 northbound closure at junction 19. Lane closure southbound||15 minutes|
|28/11/2013||9pm to 5am||A12 southbound closure at junction 20b||15 minutes|
How will you manage traffic?
There will be lane closures and a 40 mph speed limit through the works area. The speed limit will be enforced by average speed cameras.
Will there be diversions?
A clearly signed diversion route will be in place during the carriageway closures. Road users travelling northbound will follow a clearly signed diversion via the B1137 through Hatfield Peverel to rejoin the A12 at junction 20b. Drivers heading southbound will leave the A12 at junction 20b and follow the B1137 to rejoin the A12 at junction 19.
Further overnight closures and diversions will be required over and under the bridge as work progresses. These will be publicised in advance.
The works are taking place at the top of the scaffolding under the bridge. Workers may not be visible to passing traffic.