Drivers in Chelmsford are being warned about a road closure to accommodate improvement works by Persimmon Homes.
A section of Patching Hall Lane will be closed to traffic from today (Monday, 8 August) from its junction with Broomfield Road.
Vehicles exiting the Broomfield Road Parade will be required to turn right into Patching Hall Lane and follow a short diversion. The works are expected to take 12 weeks to complete.
The closure will support roadwork improvements being undertaken by Persimmon Homes to upgrade the B1008 Broomfield Road junction.
The work will involve increasing the capacity of the B1008 by adding an additional lane northbound towards the Patching Hall Lane junction, from Chelmsford city centre, to improve traffic flow. Traffic signals will also be upgraded at the junction and a new puffin crossing will be installed on Broomfield Road.
This scheme is part of a planning condition linked to the permission given by Chelmsford City Council for the Persimmon Homes Saxon Gate Development to build properties east of Patching Hall Lane.
The developer’s appointed contractor will manage the traffic flow during the improvement works and will provide on-site signage as well as keeping local residents and businesses informed. Working hours will be typically between 7am and 7pm although some extended hours and weekend working may be utilised.
Further information will be made available on the Essex Highways website under Other Schemes/Development schemes: www.essex.gov.uk/highways as the scheme develops.