Essex County Council have confirmed the start date for demolition work on a major road junction in Chelmsford.

Work to pull down the Army and Navy flyover will take place over three weeks from Monday, 10 February.

The structure, a key component of one of the city's busiest junctions, was closed permanently in September after a report highlighted safety issues.

The council have warned the work will cause some road closures, although these will mostly be between 9.30pm and 5.30am.

Planned road closures

Week commencing Monday, 10 February:

  • Daytime working with no closures.

Tuesday, 18 February onwards:

  • Roundabout and some approaches/exits reduced to one lane overnight.

Nights of Monday, 24 February and Tuesday, 25 February:

  • Full closure of A1114 Essex Yeomanry Way in both directions.

  • Baddow Road closed outbound (travelling away from roundabout).

  • A138 Chelmer Road closed inbound (travelling towards roundabout/city).

Weekday nights between Wednesday, 26 February and Tuesday, 3 March.

  • Full closure of A1114 Essex Yeomanry Way in both directions.

The County Council are in the process of devising a long-term plan for the junction, and its deputy leader said they were working as fast as possible.

“The Army and Navy flyover has been a well-known feature of the Chelmsford skyline for 40 years and its removal will be a historic milestone for the city.

Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure