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Work to dismantle notorious Army and Navy flyover nearly complete

The removal work should be finished by Friday. Credit: Essex County Council

Work to dismantle the Army and Navy flyover in Chelmsford is nearly complete, with the remainder of the structure expected to be removed by the end of this week.

The steel and concrete flyover is being taken down section by section and transported away for dismantling and recycling.

Most of the works are being carried out overnight to minimise disruption.

A section of the old flyover being removed overnight. Credit: Essex County Council

However, daytime works will be carried out this Sunday (15 March) to break out the remaining ramp in Parkway and lane restrictions will be in place.

The planned road restrictions are as follows:

  • Night of and Wednesday 11 March - Full closure of A1060 Parkway in both directions (Parkway exit slip lane to A138 Chelmer Road will remain open)
  • Sunday 15 March - Daytime lane restrictions with carriageway reduced to one lane on roundabout and approaches/exitsAppropriate diversions will be in place. The closure of several bus stops in the area will be required during the overnight road closure.

We have already seen a significant change to the city’s skyline and I am very pleased the works are progressing so well.

The Army and Navy is a crucial gateway to Chelmsford, and we are also continuing to work as quickly as we can to develop a long-term solution at the junction.

It is vital that we achieve the right scheme for the city, its residents and businesses, and we will be updating partners on our progress in the coming weeks.

– Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council