WORK to create a brand new cycle route and footpath to Braintree city centre is ready to start subsequent month.
Essex County Council have mentioned cyclists and walkers will take pleasure in safer, greener and more healthy journey hyperlinks within the city because of the brand new route.
The works will see enhancements made alongside London Highway, Nice Notley, from Skiddaw Near Tortoiseshell Method, to make it safer and simpler to stroll or cycle into and from the city.
The improve kinds a part of a Braintree ‘Native Biking and Strolling Infrastructure Plan’ developed by Essex County Council.
A Authorities led initiative, it seems to be to help a transfer to extra sustainable types of journey and are designed to enhance the hyperlinks to key locations that folks must get to, whether or not for work, schooling, procuring or for different causes.
Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Chief and Cupboard Member for Infrastructure at Essex County Council mentioned: “In growing the LCWIP, the connection from London Highway into Braintree was recognised as requiring enhancements.
“Whereas there’s presently an off-road cycleway alongside London Highway, it’s in want of an improve and as a route which crosses a junction and the A120 slip roads, we all know that security is a priority.
“We need to assist create safer, greener, more healthy transport networks and investing into routes equivalent to London Highway, which then hyperlink into the city’s wider cycle and strolling community, will help extra folks to rethink how they journey and whether or not they should use their automobile for brief journeys.”
The 14-week timetable of works will see enhancements from the Skiddaw Shut lower by means of, alongside London Highway to Tortoiseshell Method.
Works embrace resurfacing and enhancements to footpaths an cycleways, the creation of an improved raised junction at Queenborough Lane, transferring the prevailing crossing level on the A120 westbound off slip, higher signage and markings and the removing of vegetation.
All through the works lane closures, short-term visitors lights and different short-term visitors administration will likely be in place to facilitate the works.
This may embrace a full street closure on the Queenborough Lane and London Highway junction to allow the raised junction to be put in.
The closure will final round one and a half weeks and is deliberate for March and April.
For extra info, go to: essexhighways.org/london-road-braintree.aspx