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Utility work to take place ahead of cycle scheme completion

2 June 2016

Work to complete a new cycleway and footway in Mile End, Colchester, has been pushed back to allow new high-voltage utility cabling to be installed.
The new shared cycleway and footway in Mile End Road, Colchester, aims to improve provision for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between north Colchester, the station and the town centre.
The work, which was due to be completed this week, will now be held back until July.
Cllr Rodney Bass, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “This scheme is an important part of our £50million investment into road, cycle and bus infrastructure across Colchester.
“However we recognise and understand that any work taking place causes disruption, and the last thing we want to see is a new surface being dug up following completion. We are therefore extending the work schedule to accommodate this utility work before laying the final surface.
“I apologise for any additional disruption this causes, but I am sure that residents will appreciate it is a common sense decision to avoid new works being dug up immediately, which is simply infuriating.”