Funding granted to improve manic roundabout

Essex County Council has been granted just over £1.4 million, to help improve a notoriously busy roundabout.

Essex: Council handed government funding to improve busy roundabout

The Army and Navy Roundabout in Chelmsford.
The Army and Navy Roundabout in Chelmsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex County Council has been granted just over £1.4 million, to help improve a notoriously busy roundabout.

The Government funding is part of a nationwide scheme to tackle congested roads.

Traffic is notoriously busy on the roundabout.
Traffic is notoriously busy on the roundabout. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The improvements to the Army and Navy Roundabout in Chelmsford, are part of a bigger project to extend a slip road, linking Parkway and Chelmer Road.

Work will include a wider footway, cyclepath and pedestrian crossing. Construction's expected to start next year.