Please note that due to ongoing roadworks in Colchester, travel to and from Wivenhoe House may be interrupted. Here we have put together a handy guide to the latest information and some alternative routes
About the Ipswich Road, & Harwich Road Scheme
The scheme will see the replacement of the double roundabouts located at Ipswich Road and Harwich Road with a single roundabout at each location. The carriageway between Ipswich Road and Harwich Road junctions will also be widened to accommodate two formal lanes in each direction. The scheme will include upgrading existing pedestrian crossings to signal controlled crossings and general improvements to the current off-carriageway cycle and footway provisions.
Latest News – 12 October 2018: Ipswich Road – Closure for BT diversions
Advanced Notice: Road Closure – Ipswich Road, Colchester improvement scheme
Please be advised that preparations are being made to close Ipswich Road, Colchester from the Junction of Fenwick Drive in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 40m to its junction with Old Coach Road, this is a continuation of the works on the northern side of the Fenwick Road junction and will remove the requirement for BT to close the junction again for works in the new year.
Details of planned closure/s: 00:00 29 October 2018 – 20:00 2 November 2018
The works will be carried out during the working hours of 07.00 – 20.00 however due to safety reasons the traffic management is required at all times. Some of the works being undertaken will require the use of noisy equipment and may cause some disturbance, however we will try and complete these activities when they will cause the least inconvenience to you.
The southern side of Ipswich Road, Colchester will be closed from 07.00 on 02/10/18 for a duration of 4 weeks. This is to allow Anglian water to safely undertake diversionary works across the main road. Full diversions will be put in place and signage will be symbolised with a square (as there is also a Highways England diversion in place for night works on the A12 which brings them through the works).
To view the official diversion please follow this link
Expected duaration 25 – 45 Mins
If travelling from the A12 we suggest that you take the A120 to Great Bromley. Take a slight left onto the A133 and follow the road through Frating and Elmstead. Image below
Expected duration 20 – 25 mins