A120 Marks Tey Railway Bridge Strengthening Phase 2
Part of our ongoing programme of work to maintain England's strategic road network
What is happening?
We are strengthening the Marks Tey railway bridge.
When and where is this happening?
Work is due to start in Summer 2013 and is expected to last for 6 weeks. The Marks Tey bridge is on the A120 between Braintree and Colchester.
Why is this happening and what will it cost?
Following structural assessment of the bridge it has been confirmed that the part of the bridge deck slab needs to be strengthened to take wheel loads from 40 tonne lorries. The works cost is estimated to be £400,000.
How will the scheme be carried out?
This scheme is aimed to construct a thicker reinforced concrete slab in the south footway. There are currently BT services in the verge which will be diverted to the north verge prior to start of works on site.
Other works will include white line removal and reinstatement.
There will be 24hr traffic management for the duration of the works.
The traffic management required for this scheme will consist of narrow 3 metre wide lanes all day with a westbound lane closure provided each night and convoy working under a 10mph speed restriction within the extents of the works. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation during the carriageway closures.
What are the benefits?
The bridge will be brought up to current safety standards and will be able to sustain 40 tonne lorries.
How do I find out more information ?
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