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Closure of Abbotsford Bridge, Hall Road, Elsenham for gully works.
We are writing to inform you of upcoming works taking place at Abbotsford Bridge on Hall Road.
Due to an existing low spot, there is an issue with excessive water pooling on the carriageway.
Works are planned to commence on Monday 27 January 2020 to resolve this issue and are
expected to take approximately five days to complete. A new double gully will be installed and
the kerbing will also be extended.
To carry out these works in a safe manner, a road closure at the bridge is required during working
hours. The road will be closed to all traffic with the exception of buses from 8am to 5pm.
Passengers using the 7 and 7a bus service please be advised there will be no change in service
as buses will be guided through the closure during working hours.
After each shift, barriers will be put in place to protect the work area and the road will reopen to
all traffic. We urge all drivers to take additional care and observe traffic management and signage
in place during the works. In particular, please be aware the width of the carriageway may be
reduced to accommodate barriers during non-working hours.
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
Properties on Hall Road will be fully accessible from either side of the closure points, via a formal
diversion that will be in place.
Advance signage will be on site and the following diversion will be in place during the road closure:
Hall Road, B1051 (Henham Road, Mill Road, Thaxted Road), Church End, Brick End, Woodgates
End, Chapel End, Molehill Green, Waltham Hall Road, Elsenham Road and vice versa.
We appreciate that these works may cause temporary inconvenience to local residents and
businesses for which we would like to apologise in advance.
For information about the works and updates, please visit:
www.essex.gov.uk/highwayschemes choosing the link for ‘Abbotsford Bridge, Hall Road,
Elsenham’. We will also keep the parish council informed.
For general queries please contact the Essex County Council customer service team by
completing the online form www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries or by telephoning 0345 603 7631.
Thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation while we undertake these works.
View from Sucksted Green towards Church End, Broxted.
Picture by Clive Rixson, 21 January 2006
Parish Council for the village of Broxted in North-West Essex