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


Please be aware we are unable to respond directly to highway requests or queries from the public sent to this mailbox. These should be addressed to the Essex County Council customer service team either by telephone: 0345 603 7631 or by completing the online form: https://www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries.

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11:42, 06 Jun 2019 by Brigitte Taylor

Colchester Borough Council are making changes to their recycling container collection process. 

From 10 June, you will need to download a voucher from their website (www.colchester.gov.uk/recycling) for all recycling containers.

Please note - This includes rolls of clear bags, food caddies, and glass/can boxes as well as garden waste sacks.


16:47, 04 Jun 2019 by Brigitte Taylor

NOTIFICATION OF START OF WORKS – A12 junction 20b to 22 resurfacing
I am writing to introduce GRAHAM as the principal contractor working on behalf of Highways England. We will soon be carrying out work along the A12 between junctions 20b and 22, which includes carriageway repairs, the replacement of road markings, studs and bridge joints.
Works will commence mid July 2019 and are due to last approximately one week. We will continue to keep you informed of the work as it progresses and advise you of any changes to our programme or traffic management if required. A further letter with greater detail setting out our upcoming works and diversion routes in your vicinity will be delivered in advance of the scheme starting.
Whilst we appreciate that disruption on any scale is not ideal, we will be working between the hours of 9pm and 5am to help minimise this.
If you have any questions in relation to this letter, please feel free to contact us via the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by emailing HEWorks@graham.co.uk
Yours sincerely
Jonathan Wright
Stakeholder & Communications Officer
Email: Jonathan.Wright@graham.co.uk

14:34, 03 Jun 2019 by Gemma Humphries

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


 Please be aware we are unable to respond directly to highway requests or queries from the public sent to this mailbox. These should be addressed to the Essex County Council customer service team either by telephone: 0345 603 7631 or by completing the online form: https://www.essex.gov.uk/enquiries.

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16:37, 28 May 2019 by Gemma Humphries

Dear Sir/Madam,




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. 




Essex Streetworks Team



Ringway Jacobs | Essex County Council

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

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


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17:27, 21 May 2019 by Gemma Humphries


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