Chelmsford Army and Navy flyover re-opens with new speed limit

The Army and Navy flyover will be re-opened with a reduced speed limit Picture: PIERS MEYLER

The Army and Navy flyover will be re-opened with a reduced speed limit Picture: PIERS MEYLER - Credit: Archant

The Army and Navy flyover was previously closed in July amid safety fears.

The flyover at Chelmsford, Essex, is set to reopen on Monday 13 August with a new lower speed limit of 20mph in place.

The lower speed limit (reduced from 30mph) is designed as an additional safety precaution to reduce the likelihood and impact of vehicle collisions on the flyover, and is not related to its structural soundness.

The flyover was originally closed amid safety concerns and was found to have 200 things wrong with it after it’s last inspection.

Engineers will continue to work on site over the weekend to finish the planned maintenance works therefore commuters are advised to check before they travel that the flyover is in operation.

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure at Essex County Council said: “My thanks go out to Chelmsford residents and motorists for their patience during the closure of the Army and Navy flyover over the last three weeks.

He continued: “We are continuing to investigate potential longer-term solutions for the junction with partners including local Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford.”

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There is still a long list or repairs required for the flyover, the latest updates about the works can be found on the Essex Highways website.

Drivers are reminded that the flyover carries one way traffic (cars only) and the direction of travel changes at different times of the day. Always ensure the flyover is open in your direction by checking the approach and gantry signs before use.

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