A120 Marks Tey Railway Bridge Strengthening Phase 2
Part of our ongoing programme of work to maintain England's strategic road network
British Telecom works until December 2013
Works to divert BT apparatus on the A120 Marks Tey railway bridge are expected to be completed by December. They have advised us that:
- The BT works will be carried out during a series of overnight (8am to 6pm) lane closures using traffic lights
- The road will remain open throughout these works but delays are possible overnight. Please plan your journey accordingly
Contact Morgan Reddish at BT Openreach for more information about these works: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BT works are to divert cable ducts to the north of the bridge. These works have to take place before we can undertake our bridge strengthening work, which is scheduled to start in January 2014.
What is happening?
We are strengthening the A120 Marks Tey railway bridge.
When and where is this happening?
Bridge strengthening work is planned to start in January 2014 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 part of the bridge deck slab needs to be strengthened to take wheel loads from 40 tonne lorries. The total scheme cost is approximately £500,000.
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 are being diverted to the north verge prior to start of works on site.
Other works will include white line removal and reinstatement.
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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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 provide a safe working area. Most of the work will done at night when there will be lane closures. During the day there will be narrow lanes in both directions and a speed limit through the working area.
How will you manage traffic?
The main bridge strengthening works will be undertaken at night. The westbound lane will be closed and traffic crossing the bridge will be controlled by traffic lights and a 10mph speed limit within this area.
During the day both the east- and westbound lanes will be open to traffic, although the lanes over the bridge will be narrowed to accommodate the barriers around the open excavations.
Will there be diversions?
- Diversions for road users will not be required for this scheme.
- The southern footway will be closed to pedestrians but a signed diversion will be provided via the northern footway.