£50m to be spent on improving Colchester’s roads

Highways Reporters

Essex County Council is investing £50 million on improving Colchester’s infrastructure – including road, cycle and bus schemes.  

In the next five years, the council plans to carry out a number of schemes including improving the main A133 west to east route through the town incorporating Colne Bank Avenue, Cowdray Avenue and St Andrew’s Avenue.

Other projects include replacing pedestrian bridges on Balkerne Hill and at Leisure World with wider bridges suitable for cyclists and pedestrians and improving cycle routes around the town.

Cllr Rodney Bass, Essex County Council cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “We are making a much-needed major investment in Colchester’s infrastructure which currently is not able to cope with predicted growth in the borough. I apologise for any disruption caused to residents, but in the long term, these schemes will create a transport network in Colchester fit for the future.”

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