- Deputy Leader of Essex County Council Kevin Bentley told ITV News Anglia they have been working on long term and medium term solutions.
A detailed engineering report on the Army and Navy flyover has recommended that the structure should never reopen to traffic.
The report says monitoring of the structure, which initially focused on temperature related movement, has been widened and revealed new defects within the flyover’s concrete foundations.
The report concludes that the flyover is not safe enough to be open to the public. Councillor Kevin Bentley, deputy leader of Essex County Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said:
The council say measures have already been implemented to keep traffic moving at the junction through the city.
A steering group including County, City and Parish councillors, local residents’ representatives and Chelmsford MP Vicky Ford, will meet next week to discuss the future of the junction.