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Marks Tey Station Bridge Vehicle Restraint System (VRS), North Lane, Marks Tey

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Works Location



Proposed diversion route during temporary closure of North Lane

About the scheme

Marks Tey Station Bridge is located to the east of Marks Tey Station and carries North Lane over the railway line.  The bridge is owned and maintained by Network Rail. 

We propose to install safety barriers, known as a vehicle restraint system (VRS), to all four points of the bridge.  The purpose of this system is to reduce the likelihood of a vehicle leaving the carriageway at the bridge/embankment.


Advance works - trial hole investigations

Prior to any main works at this location we need to carry out trial hole investigations to locate and identify utility services in the carriageway.  

Due to the nature of these investigation works, which involves large excavations in the road, North Lane will be fully closed to all vehicles at Marks Tey Station Bridge 24 hours a day from a point approximately 340m north east of its junction with Marks Tey Roundabout for a distance of approximately 60m in a northerly direction.  

We plan to carry out these works on the following weekends, during which some overnight working is anticipated:

  • Saturday 1 June until 6pm Sunday 2 June 2019 (completed).
  • Closure will be in place between 7.30am Saturday 15 June until 6pm  Sunday 16 June 2019

Advance warning notices and diversions will be in place during the works via North Lane, Brook Road, New Road, A1124 Ford Street Hill, A1124 Halstead Road, A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way, B1408 London Road, A120 Marks Tey Interchange, Station Road and vice versa.

We appreciate that these works may cause temporary noise and inconvenience to local residents for which we would like to apologise.  Please be assured that when night works are necessary we aim to complete the noisiest operations before 11pm, while other works continue for the remainder of the shift.

Pedestrian access over Marks Tey Station Bridge will be maintained during the trial hole investigations.


Main works – installation of safety barriers

We are continuing our discussions with Network Rail in relation to the installation of the safety barrier system with a view to scheduling these works during the 2019/20 financial year.

We currently anticipate this installation will take approximately three months to complete with the support of a full road closure, subject to weather being suitable and no unexpected issues arising.

Residents, businesses and the parish council will be kept informed as details become available.


Further information

Please note arrangements can sometimes be subject to change at short notice due to unsuitable weather conditions or if unexpected issues arise.  The latest information will be reflected on site signage and this webpage.

For details about other roadworks in the area please visit: