Closure of Nazeing New Road Bridge

Published: 28 Jun 2019

Nazeing New Road Bridge, which carries the B194 over the River Lea Navigation, will be closed for four weeks for essential maintenance work from 25 July.

During this closure there will be a signed diversion route in place for all vehicles. In addition, Old Nazeing Road will be temporarily made one-way from Broxbourne Rail Station access to The Crown public house. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times with marshals in place to guide pedestrians through the site safely.

Full details of road closures and diversion routes can be found on our website at  

The bridge was originally built in 1908 and its constant use means that it now needs significant maintenance work to keep it in a safe and useable condition. Work has been taking place on the bridge since April under temporary traffic lights and overnight closures but the next phase requires a full closure of the bridge.

These works will involve:
• Construction of ballast walls at each end of the bridge to improve the structure’s durability
• Resurfacing the road and pavement across the bridge

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “I hope people will bear with us while we carry out these important works which we’re doing during the school holidays when traffic is lighter to minimise disruption. While this will cause some delays for traffic, the bridge needs this maintenance work and if we don’t do it now we’ll face the prospect of needing to carry out more significant and expensive works in the future.”

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