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Colchester: New Stanway bypass opens to the public

All aboard: A rousing send off for the new Stanway road. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

All aboard: A rousing send off for the new Stanway road. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

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A new £4.5million bypass for south Colchester was officially opened today.

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Dignitaries including Essex County Council chairman Kay Twitchen and Colchester mayor Colin Sykes attended a special event to mark the opening of the Stanway Western Bypass.

The 1.2km road links the A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way north of the Tollgate retail park with Warren Lane, just north of its junction with Dyer’s Road.

Funded by O & H Colchester Limited the road will remove through traffic from residential areas along Warren Lane.

The scheme includes the construction of a 30-metre span bridge, which is not yet open, and realignment of Church Lane.

Guests travelled along the road on an open-top bus before it was opened to the public.

Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways and transportation, said: “I am looking forward to seeing this brand new section of highway, which is a welcome addition to the Essex highway network.

“The bypass will help to reduce the traffic in residential areas and will prove to be a key route in the establishment of a new community area.

“Essex County Council is also investing heavily in Colchester. The £6.5m park and ride scheme is due to open next spring and a total of £3m is being spent on road repairs in Colchester this financial year.”

Mr Sykes, also a councillor for Stanway who is stepping down at this month’s elections, added: “This is a quality build and a great day for local residents.”

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