Bridge opens ahead of schedule

Published: 13 Aug 2019

Nazeing New Road Bridge and Old Nazeing Road have reopened to traffic ten days ahead of schedule.

The bridge, which carries the B194 over the River Lea Navigation, was due to be closed for four weeks for essential maintenance work, however thanks to good weather and hard work by our contractors, Osbourne, the work has been completed ahead of schedule.

Both the bridge and Old Nazeing Road, which had to be closed for safety reasons while the works took place, were reopened yesterday morning (Monday 12 August).

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us while we’ve been carrying out these important works. I’m pleased that we’ve been able to complete them ahead of schedule and get the road open again sooner than planned.

“We scheduled the works during the school summer holidays when traffic is lighter to minimise disruption, but I know it’s still been inconvenient for local people. I’d like to thank our contractors Osbourne for their hard work getting the job finished ahead of schedule.”

These works have involved:
• Construction of ballast walls at each end of the bridge to improve the structure’s durability
• Resurfacing the road across the bridge

Further works will take place on the bridge in the autumn under temporary traffic lights and overnight closures.

For more information about roadworks being carried out in the county this summer visit