£1.9m scheme to sort nightmare road finished at last

£1.9m scheme to sort nightmare road finished at last

£1.9m scheme to sort nightmare road finished at last

First published in News

RESIDENTS and motorists have been given an “early Christmas present” after a £1.9 million project to upgrade one of Colchester’s worst roads was completed.

Campaigners were delighted when a major programme of works began in May to improve Berechurch Road following years of calls for action to repair a host of problems.

The road was fully reconstructed and lights and drains were improved in sections, which were closed off in stages to allow contractors Jackson Civils Limited to work safely.

Dave Harris, county councillor for Maypole division, said: “This is a brilliant early Christmas present for me and everyone who lives around here.

“Although I still have hopes of more such works further down Berechurch Road, I take heart from a finished job.”

Rodney Bass, councillor responsible for highways, said: “I am pleased that the Berechurch Road improvements have been completed on time.

"This is an important scheme for Colchester and will help to provide better facilities for more sustainable modes of transport.

"I would like to thank local residents for their patience and co-operation while work has been taking place."

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7:18am Tue 24 Dec 13

hughie-s says...

Who will be the first to dig it up, Electricity, Gas, Water or BT and when?
Who will be the first to dig it up, Electricity, Gas, Water or BT and when? hughie-s
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8:19am Tue 24 Dec 13

No! I am Spartacus says...

Odds on the first pothole to appear (reflecting the cheap materials used) ... I'd bet on within the year.
Odds on the first pothole to appear (reflecting the cheap materials used) ... I'd bet on within the year. No! I am Spartacus
  • Score: 1

1:31am Sat 28 Dec 13

Assimilation says...

It`s already flooded on the corner of Baronswood Way
It`s already flooded on the corner of Baronswood Way Assimilation
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