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Ă— Hercules Bridge road closure planned to support investigation works
11/06/2021
Advance Notice

Plans are in place to carry out additional investigation works at Hercules Bridge from Monday 16 August to Friday 27 August 2021.  These works are necessary due to inconsistent findings in relation to the utility apparatus within the carriageway.  

During these dates it will be necessary to temporarily close Debden Road at the bridge 24 hours a day until the works are complete.

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Hercules Bridge, Newport, Saffron Walden

Works location and photos

View of Hercules Bridge
View of works area

About the scheme

Arrangements have been made to carry out investigations at Hercules Bridge located on Debden Road, Newport, Saffron Walden. The findings from these investigations will support engineers planning the future replacement of Hercules Bridge, which is in a weakened condition.

The works

The latest works have been scheduled to take place on Monday 16 August to Friday 27 August 2021.  These works are necessary due to inconsistent findings in relation to the utility apparatus within the carriageway.  

What is involved and how it may affect you

In order to support these works it will be necessary to temporarily close Debden Road at the bridge 24 hours a day until the works are complete.

No vehicles will be permitted to pass over the structure due to the restricted working area, however pedestrian access will be possible. 

Advance warning notices will be on site prior to the works starting and appropriate diversion routes will be in place during the road closure, including a separate diversion route for Heavy Goods Vehicles.  

Access to nearby residential properties will be maintained from either side of the bridge.  

We appreciate these works may cause local inconvenience for which we are sorry, however it is important that these works are carried out.  Please support us by taking additional care travelling through the area and observing signage in place.

Further information

We are liaising with the Fire Station located on Debden Road to ensure disruption to their services is kept to a minimum.

Dates may be subject to change if affected by poor weather conditions or if unexpected issues arise.

We aim to keep residents and businesses updated via this webpage and site signage. Information will also be shared with the local parish councils. For details about other roadworks in the area, please visit: One.network or the @essexhighways twitter feed.