UPDATE 17/06/19

From: SIC [mailto:SIC@essexhighways.org]
Sent: 17 June 2019 11:48
Subject: Essex Highways, Parish update - Marks Tey Station Bridge, North Lane, Marks Tey

 

Please be advised that Marks Tey Station Bridge (over the railway line) is currently closed.  Investigation works took place over the weekend (15/16 June) as part of the preparations for the future safety barrier installation, however it was not possible to reopen the road as planned. 

 

A closure currently remains in place however engineers are working hard to reopen the bridge later today.

 

The webpage has been updated to reflect this and we have tweeted via @essexhighways.  We will confirm when the road has reopened.

 

Kind regards

Lisa

 

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UPDATE 05/06/19

Further to previous emails drawing your attention to a new webpage where information on the Marks Tey Station Bridge VRS scheme will be posted, I wanted to make you aware that the page has been refreshed, with photographs, to reflect that the first weekend of trial hole investigations on North Lane has taken place. 

The next weekend of trial holes investigations is planned for 15 and 16 June.

Could you kindly share this information with local residents and members of the parish council.  We will continue to provide updates to this webpage and the parish council as information becomes available.

Weblink:  https://www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/marks-tey-station-vrs-north-lane-marks-tey.aspx

Kind regards

Lisa

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UPDATE 28/05/2019

Essex Highways are proposing to install safety barriers (known as a vehicle retain system, VRS) to all four points of Marks Tey Station Bridge (which runs over the railway line), North Lane, Marks Tey.

Permissions have now been obtained from Network Rail to carry out site investigation works on the following weekends. This will require the full closure of the bridge to vehicles:

  • Closure will be in place between 7.30am Saturday 1 June until 6pm Sunday 2 June 2019 
  • Closure will be in place between 7.30am Saturday 15 June until 6pm  Sunday 16 June 2019

 These closures support carriageway trial hole excavations to identify the location of utility supplies before safety barriers can be installed at a later date.  No vehicles will be permitted to pass over the bridge during these weekend closures and a diversion will be in place.

Pedestrian access over the bridge will be maintained.

A new webpage ‘Marks Tey Station VRS, North Lane, Marks Tey’ has been created to support this scheme and updates/further information will be published when details are available.  Discussions continue with Network Rail with regard to the main installation works which we anticipate will be carried out during this financial year.

We would be grateful if you could share this information to parish councillors and residents.  You may find it beneficial to link this webpage directly to your parish site the full link is:  https://www.essexhighways.org/transport-and-roads/highway-schemes-and-developments/highway-schemes/marks-tey-station-vrs-north-lane-marks-tey.aspx to allow the latest information to be readily available.

Letters are being sent to residents/businesses in the immediate vicinity (example attached).

On a separate note, the Marks Tey Bridge webpage will updated shortly to reflect that the construction works are complete, with only minor works remaining to reinstate the land adjacent to the bridge.  These remaining works do not impact the carriageway. 

Pothole repairs on North Lane have been completed.  Those identified on Brook Road are planned for repair during the temporary closure of Marks Tey Station Bridge and are currently scheduled for the weekend of 15-16 June with the support of temporary traffic lights as shown on roadworks.org

Kind regards

Lisa

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UPDATE 21/05/2019 

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(2)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice of North Lane, Marks Tey

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=113070632 to find amended details of the restriction of North Lane, due to commence on 1st June 2019 for 155 days. The restriction is required for the safety of the public and workforce whilst Essex County Council undertakes bridge replacement. Road closure to be in force on 1st & 2nd June, 15th & 16th June and 22nd July - 2nd November only. 

Regards,

Essex Streetworks Team

Highways

Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Website: http://www.essex.gov.uk/highways

 

UPDATE 20/05/2019

A defect has been identified in the carriageway following recent resurfacing works on North Lane at Marks Tey Bridge which needs to be corrected as soon as possible.  Remedial works will be carried out today, Friday 17 May 2019 between 9am and 4pm, afterwhich time all traffic management will be removed, including temporary traffic lights enabling the road to be fully opened to vehicles.

We regret that advance notice of the closure has not been possible on this occasion and apologise for any inconvenience.

Link to roadworks.org: https://roadworks.org/?113672685

Kind regards

Lisa

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 UPDATE 10/05/19

Roman River Bridge. ECC reports that the bridge will be fully open on 17th May. They report that as the new bridge will be full width and have no weight restriction no HGV restriction signs will be erected at the A120 and A1124 access as Marks Tey and Aldham Parish Councils had requested. The Councils will now discuss whether a joint appliction for this should be made to the Local Highways Panel, however, even if accepted this will not enable signage until late 2020

Marks Tey Rail Bridge. ECC placed a formal notification in the Gazette on 2nd May stating that the rail bridge would be closed from 20th May for 134 days. This is to re-inforce the sides of the bridge and adjoining road to guard against a vehicle crashing onto the railway. Marks Tey Parish Council have made several comments about the proposals which ECC are considering. ECC have confirmed that the road will not be closed on the 20th May and this will be deferred until further notice. ECC are doing revised drawings for the bridge which we will display here when available.

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UPDATE 30/04/19

Further to my email of last week, I am writing to advise you that Marks Tey Bridge on North Lane reopened at approximately 4pm yesterday with the support of temporary traffic lights.

The website has been updated to reflect this.

Kind regards

Lisa

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 UPDATE 25/04/2019

Please be advised that a progress update with photos has been posted on the Marks Tey webpage to explain that:

 

  •   Work remains on schedule to reopen North Lane at the bridge on Tuesday 30 April 2019 with the support of temporary two way traffic lights.
  •   Construction of the road base has begun along with kerbing in readiness for resurfacing works later this week.  
  •   BT are now on site to install ducting so they can divert their supplies back on to the bridge, within the footway.

 

We will continue to post updates until the works are complete.

Kind regards

Lisa

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UPDATE 17/04/19

Please be advised that a progress update has been posted on the Marks Tey webpage to explain that: 

  • The installation of safety fencing has begun and the Roman River has been redirected back under the new structure. The removal of pipes used for the temporary diversion of the river has also begun as well as the construction of the carriageway.
  • BT are expected back on site Thursday 18 April 2019 to begin works to divert their supplies back on to the bridge, within the footway.
  • Surfacing works are scheduled from Wednesday 24 April 2019. 
  • Based on the above timescales, North Lane is due to be reopen by Tuesday 30 April 2019 with the support of two way traffic lights.  This will allow safety fencing works to be completed following the departure of BT and allow us to rectify the identified potholes on North Lane, Marks Tey and Brook Road, Aldham before vacating the site on 17 May.

 

We will continue to provide updates until these works are complete.

Kind regards

Lisa

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UPDATE 09/04/19

Please be advised that an update has been posted on the Marks Tey webpage to explain that surfacing works at the bridge are anticipated for week commencing 22 April 2019 (subject to suitable weather conditions). At the same time the gang will rectify identified surfacing defects on North Lane, Marks Tey and Brook Road, Aldham.

This schedule will allow North Lane to reopen on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

We are mindful that BT have statutory diversions to complete during April.  If they are unable to complete these works prior to the reopening of the road then we may be required to reopen the road under temporary traffic management such as traffic lights while they work in the footway with a temporary lane closure.

We will continue to provide you updates about these works and update the webpage.

Kind regards

Lisa

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 UPDATE 01/04/2019

 

Please be advised that an update will be been posted on the Marks Tey webpage shortly to explain that construction at Marks Tey Bridge is likely to be extended by three weeks (up to 17 May) due to a revision in the method of construction.

 

Efforts are being made to keep any delays to an absolute minimum and engineers are investigating opportunities to open the road under two way traffic control at the end of April, with off carriageway works continuing throughout the month of May.

 

We will continue to keep you informed and provide updates about these works on the website, including changes to traffic management.

 

Kind regards

 

Lisa

 

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UPDATE 26TH MARCH 2019

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order of Brook Road, North Lane, Aldham.

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=112937276 to find amended details of the closure of Brook Road, North Lane, which commenced on 19th November 2018. The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while Essex County Council undertakes construction work to replace the existing bridge.

 

UPDATE 19TH MARCH 2019

Marks Tey Bridge Reconstruction – progress update

We are writing to advise you that the construction of Marks Tey Bridge is continuing to make visible progress despite the recent changeable weather conditions.
The site team have successfully completed the construction of the pile foundation which will support the wingwalls of the bridge.
The next phase is to construct the wingwalls and then the carriageway.
Unfortunately the construction team have been unable to recover time lost earlier in the programme when BT utility diversions took longer than expected and additional work was required to the foundations and base slab design to overcome soft spots found during excavation.
With the current level of progress, and if weather allows we aim to reopen the road at the end of April 2019. We apologise for the delay and will continue with our efforts to complete the works as safely and efficiently as possible.
We will continue to post updates on our ‘Marks Tey Bridge, North Lane’ webpage which is available from: www.essexhighways.org under Information & Applications/Highway Schemes & Developments/Other Schemes.
For any other enquiries the Essex County Council customer service team can be contacted by completing the online form www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries or by telephoning 0345 603 7631.

 

 

UPDATE 24TH JAN 2019

I have been advised that trial hole investigations in the vicinity of Marks Tey Station Bridge will not be carried out this weekend as planned.

I will endeavour to provide an update when new dates have been confirmed.

 

Kind regards

Lisa

 

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UPDATE 21ST JAN 2019

Further to my previous email, I have now been informed that weekend working scheduled for 19/20 January has been postponed.  Dates have therefore been revised as follows:

 

§  Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January 2019

§  Saturday 1 February to Sunday 2 February 2019

 

If there are any other changes to the programme I will endeavour to make you aware.

 

Kind regards

 

Lisa

 

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Ringway Jacobs and Essex County Council

 

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UPDATE 15TH JAN 2019

 

I am writing to make you aware of site investigation works due to take place at Marks Tey Station Bridge, North Lane, Marks Tey.  Site works will consist of number of trial hole excavations across the carriageway to locate utility services in the vicinity of the structure.  This work will support preparations for the future installation of safety barriers adjacent to Marks Tey Station Bridge. 

 

Residents in the immediate vicinity of Marks Tey Station Bridge affected by these works (situated south of the current Marks Tey Bridge closure) on North Lane will soon receive a letter to advise them of the temporary lane restriction planned for the following two weekends for site investigation works.

 

These investigations are expected to take a minimum of two weekends to complete.  Dates may be subject to change at short notice if affected by poor weather or if unexpected issues arise. 

 

§  Saturday 19 January to Sunday 20 January 2019

§  Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January 2019

 

A temporary lane restriction will be in place using Stop and Go boards or temporary traffic lights to support the works.  This temporary restriction on North Lane may be necessary 24 hours a day, depending on progress made on site.

 

Full access to properties situated between Marks Tey Station Bridge and Marks Tey Bridge on North Lane will be maintained throughout this period.

 

For your information, an example of the letter being sent to those directly affected is attached.

 

Kind regards

 

Lisa

 

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Work has started to replace the Roman River weak bridge at the end of North Lane with the road being closed to through traffic and this could last until May. The work also involves protection of the Rail bridge by the station which will also involve closures and traffic lights. The Parish Council have concerns about this work and are in discussion with the County Council. Details (and bigger drawings) are available on our website. We and Aldham Parish Council are also arguing for permanent HGV restriction signs to stop the GPS routed lorries along this narrow road that that so hinder the communities.

 

 

 

 

LETTER DATED 14th December 

Dear Resident/Business Owner
Temporary reopening of Marks Tey Bridge, North Lane, Marks Tey to non-HGVs 21 December 2018 – 1 January 2019
We are writing to provide you an update on progress at Marks Tey Bridge and forthcoming changes to traffic management.
As you may be aware the bridge closed on 19 November to allow preparations for the bridge removal and replacement to begin. There have been many visible changes on site during this time to set up the site compound, prepare the area for utility diversions and to install a temporary footpath which will maintain pedestrian access during the works.
Work continues on site and we are working towards reopening North Lane at the bridge during the day on Friday 21 December for the Christmas period. The weight limit still remains in place for HGVs until 2 January 2019 so the diversion signs will stay in place.
The site team will resume the full road closure from Wednesday 2 January 2019 when we will commence works to remove the existing bridge and install the new structure. The road closure will then be necessary 24 hours a day until the works are complete.
Please note that dates may be subject to change if the work programme is affected by unsuitable weather conditions or if unexpected issues arise.
We will continue to post updates on our ‘Marks Tey Bridge, North Lane’ webpage, including changes to traffic management as more information becomes available as the scheme progresses at: www.essexhighways.org under Information & Applications/Highway Schemes & Developments/Other Schemes.
For other enquiries the Essex County Council customer service team can be contacted by completing the online form www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries or by telephoning 0345 603 7631.
Yours faithfully
Essex Highways

 

Latest News - 29 November 2018: Marks Tey Bridge

Much work has taken place to prepare the site for construction in the last two weeks.  A site compound has been established and cutting/clearing of vegetation has been undertaken.  This is to clear the areas needed for the installation of the temporary footway, diversion of BT cables and to carry out the construction works. 

 

We are continuing to monitor and adjust the traffic diversion signs to encourage all drivers to observe road closure warnings early, thus avoiding them an unnecessary trip to the closure point and potential inconvenience to local residents.  No through traffic is permitted through the works.   Our efforts are however being hindered by fact that 16 diversion signs have gone missing from the route over a number of nights – this is being investigated by our contractor who will look to rectify the situation, however would ask that any suspicious activity is reported to the Police on 101.  In the meantime we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Lisa

 

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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1)

The Essex County Council (North Lane, Marks Tey) (Temporary Introduction of Clearway) Order 2018

Please click on the following link https://roadworks.org?tm=111864156 to find details of the intended clearway, due to commence on 21st November 2018 for 122 days.

Regards,

Essex Streetworks Team

Highways

Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

3rd Floor, Seax House, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

 

 

 

 

Email from Chairman Cllr A Walker to Essex Highways 

Subject: RE: Marks Tey Bridge Works

 

Paula,

 

Thank you for urgently responding to this. I will arrange to have the drawing put on our website but I think you should also urgently put it on your project website and distribute it to the local residents and businesses with a description of the proposed works. I appreciate the importance of doing this work and ensuring future vehiclular and rail safety but you should have advised/consulted local people on this before contracting the work. I also attach a couple of photos of the bridge situation for those copied.

 

I see that you have sensitively integrated the actual bridge corner rails so that they do not restrict the footway or carriageway width over the bridge, which was my main concern, but the new N2/W2 barrier on the south east approach to the bridge does reduce the footway to its 0.98m width (this scales 2m on your drawing!) for at least a further 28m to the south (approx. on the leaf edge line on the Rail Bridge Approach South Long photo). You are intending to put the barrier on the road side of the telephone floor box shown on the Rail Bridge South Approach Close photo. Whilst this is no narrower than the footway over the bridge this may cause problems with pushchairs/wheelchairs users passing each other. At present the wider footway to the south at least allows people to see someone using the footway coming the other way and wait. Increasing this length by 28m will mean a greater chance of people meeting in the middle and one of them having to go onto the carriageway to pass and this is the disabled route to and out of north bound side of the station. Can the south easterly N2/M2 barrier not be moved to the back of the footway all the way up to the bridge please?

 

I am a little confused about the intentions to the northeast corner of the bridge. There is a significant full height anchor foundation shown but seemingly no barrier (as shown elsewhere)  above it. The footway is currently only 0.78m width. I think what is proposed is as existing but if it reduces the present footway width this is clearly not acceptable. There also seems to be a problem with the dimensions on your drawing which significantly exceed my measurements. This is worth checking.

 

I see now why you have to close the road to do the westerly anchors and presumably even though you intend to do the work overnight this will mean that the bridge will be reduced to single file vehicular traffic and controlled by traffic lights during the whole duration of the construction of these anchors and reinstatement of the carriageway. How long do you envisage this to be please and will the single carriageway width allow heavy vehicles to the businesses and for deliveries and coaches/busses to the station car park? Traffic control over what I guess will be at least a few weeks period will also significantly affect vehicle commuters coming and going to the car park. Whilst this work is, I understand, not proposed until the Roman River bridge is completed (it obviously cannot be without isolating the residents at least overnight) i.e. April/May 2019, I think you need to announce and publicise these restrictions well in advance as people commute to the car park from long distances.

 

While I am away, can you please feed any further information to our Clerk, Gemma Humphries, at parish.clerk@marksteyparish.org.uk but keep me copied in and I should not have had to glean all of this information by pleading for and reading a plan, somebody should have talked us through it.

 

 

Allan Walker

Chair, Marks Tey Parish Council

01206 211424, m 07554 432224

 

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