Stanway bypass officially opened

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The Stanway bypass was officially opened today with the help of a vintage bus and a Rolls Royce. 

Councillor Rodney Bass' Rolls Royce was the first car to drive along the route with other councillors and staff from developers O&H travelling in a 1950s vintage bus. 

The £4.5 million road will be the final link from the A1124, Essex Yeomanry Way north of the Tollgate retail area, to Warren Lane, just north of the Dyer’s Road junction.

The bypass will ensure that much of the through traffic is removed from the existing residential areas along Warren Lane, helping to vastly improve the area for residents and aid the creation of a new community.

Councillor Rodney L Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation said: “I am looking forward to seeing this brand new section of Highway, which is a welcome addition to the Essex highway network.

"The bypass will help to reduce the traffic in residential areas and will prove to be a key route in the establishment of a new community area.”

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6:21pm Wed 7 May 14

Ontheball says...

Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??
Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council?? Ontheball
  • Score: 2

7:48pm Wed 7 May 14

Fairminded fella says...

How can it be officially opened if they've only laid a short stretch from the new bridge. At the moment it is bollarded off as a dead end. Waste of time!
How can it be officially opened if they've only laid a short stretch from the new bridge. At the moment it is bollarded off as a dead end. Waste of time! Fairminded fella
  • Score: -1

9:31pm Wed 7 May 14

suzywright says...

"Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??"
Yes it was and now Essex County Council own it!!

Fairminded - It is definitely open, I drove on it this evening. It goes from Warren Lane, around Lakelands, the new Persimmon Development, Under the bridge and ten joins up to the last stretch the Tollgate Partnership constructed 5 or 6 years ago.
"Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??" Yes it was and now Essex County Council own it!! Fairminded - It is definitely open, I drove on it this evening. It goes from Warren Lane, around Lakelands, the new Persimmon Development, Under the bridge and ten joins up to the last stretch the Tollgate Partnership constructed 5 or 6 years ago. suzywright
  • Score: 2

10:09am Thu 8 May 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

suzywright wrote:
"Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??"
Yes it was and now Essex County Council own it!!

Fairminded - It is definitely open, I drove on it this evening. It goes from Warren Lane, around Lakelands, the new Persimmon Development, Under the bridge and ten joins up to the last stretch the Tollgate Partnership constructed 5 or 6 years ago.
OOOOOOOOOOh arnt we clever the question was about funding of the road.

The 85 houses raised about just under £20 Million that where was the dough came from the road coast x y z I think about £5 Million.
[quote][p][bold]suzywright[/bold] wrote: "Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??" Yes it was and now Essex County Council own it!! Fairminded - It is definitely open, I drove on it this evening. It goes from Warren Lane, around Lakelands, the new Persimmon Development, Under the bridge and ten joins up to the last stretch the Tollgate Partnership constructed 5 or 6 years ago.[/p][/quote]OOOOOOOOOOh arnt we clever the question was about funding of the road. The 85 houses raised about just under £20 Million that where was the dough came from the road coast x y z I think about £5 Million. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Thu 8 May 14

suzywright says...

Exactly "Brotherhood" the question was about funding. And it was answered, "Yes it was…"
£4.5m apparently according to Councillor Rodney Bass, I believe that was for the new part of the road.
Exactly "Brotherhood" the question was about funding. And it was answered, "Yes it was…" £4.5m apparently according to Councillor Rodney Bass, I believe that was for the new part of the road. suzywright
  • Score: -7

12:59pm Thu 8 May 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Ontheball wrote:
Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??
Does it really matter?
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Wasn't this privately funded with NO contribution from Essex Council??[/p][/quote]Does it really matter? Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: -5

1:00pm Thu 8 May 14

The-Pitts says...

Hello Ladies and gentleman welcome to round 18 of the F.I.A.A. World Championships, introducing the new circuit on the race calender, Monte- Lakelands. The introduction of the new 2 mile bending curve "Teflon Bend", followed by the sweeping chicanes at The Tollgate metropolis, The Track then takes up the 100 MPH straight at Tollgate Road, Through to the TT style twisting turn at Church Lane, Zoo Straight at Warren Lane and back to the finish line. In .Lane Number 1. is Mr Mid Life crisis sponsored by sundayafternoonbiker
.com on his Yamaha FS1E Moped. Lane.2. Is Yummy mum sponsored by footdowntothefloor.c
om driving a Ford C.LIMAX. Lane 3. Is Grey Rinser sponsored by arrogant&stupid.com in his Unreliant Robin. Lane 4. Is Spotty Faced Sp*nk Head sponsered by icantgiveaf*ck.com driving his cherry bomb hot hatch. Lane.5. Is Mr Yorkie sponsered by imascruffyhardman.co
m driving his heavyweight HGV. Lane 6. Is a mystery entrant vehicle with no markings but has blue lights on the dash board and in the back of the rear glass windows. The driver appears to be wearing some type of dark uniform:
By Pass Open God Help us+
Hello Ladies and gentleman welcome to round 18 of the F.I.A.A. World Championships, introducing the new circuit on the race calender, Monte- Lakelands. The introduction of the new 2 mile bending curve "Teflon Bend", followed by the sweeping chicanes at The Tollgate metropolis, The Track then takes up the 100 MPH straight at Tollgate Road, Through to the TT style twisting turn at Church Lane, Zoo Straight at Warren Lane and back to the finish line. In .Lane Number 1. is Mr Mid Life crisis sponsored by sundayafternoonbiker .com on his Yamaha FS1E Moped. Lane.2. Is Yummy mum sponsored by footdowntothefloor.c om driving a Ford C.LIMAX. Lane 3. Is Grey Rinser sponsored by arrogant&stupid.com in his Unreliant Robin. Lane 4. Is Spotty Faced Sp*nk Head sponsered by icantgiveaf*ck.com driving his cherry bomb hot hatch. Lane.5. Is Mr Yorkie sponsered by imascruffyhardman.co m driving his heavyweight HGV. Lane 6. Is a mystery entrant vehicle with no markings but has blue lights on the dash board and in the back of the rear glass windows. The driver appears to be wearing some type of dark uniform: By Pass Open God Help us+ The-Pitts
  • Score: 6

1:00pm Thu 8 May 14

The-Pitts says...

Hello Ladies and gentleman welcome to round 18 of the F.I.A.A. World Championships, introducing the new circuit on the race calender, Monte- Lakelands. The introduction of the new 2 mile bending curve "Teflon Bend", followed by the sweeping chicanes at The Tollgate metropolis, The Track then takes up the 100 MPH straight at Tollgate Road, Through to the TT style twisting turn at Church Lane, Zoo Straight at Warren Lane and back to the finish line. In .Lane Number 1. is Mr Mid Life crisis sponsored by sundayafternoonbiker
.com on his Yamaha FS1E Moped. Lane.2. Is Yummy mum sponsored by footdowntothefloor.c
om driving a Ford C.LIMAX. Lane 3. Is Grey Rinser sponsored by arrogant&stupid.com in his Unreliant Robin. Lane 4. Is Spotty Faced Sp*nk Head sponsered by icantgiveaf*ck.com driving his cherry bomb hot hatch. Lane.5. Is Mr Yorkie sponsered by imascruffyhardman.co
m driving his heavyweight HGV. Lane 6. Is a mystery entrant vehicle with no markings but has blue lights on the dash board and in the back of the rear glass windows. The driver appears to be wearing some type of dark uniform:
By Pass Open God Help us+
Hello Ladies and gentleman welcome to round 18 of the F.I.A.A. World Championships, introducing the new circuit on the race calender, Monte- Lakelands. The introduction of the new 2 mile bending curve "Teflon Bend", followed by the sweeping chicanes at The Tollgate metropolis, The Track then takes up the 100 MPH straight at Tollgate Road, Through to the TT style twisting turn at Church Lane, Zoo Straight at Warren Lane and back to the finish line. In .Lane Number 1. is Mr Mid Life crisis sponsored by sundayafternoonbiker .com on his Yamaha FS1E Moped. Lane.2. Is Yummy mum sponsored by footdowntothefloor.c om driving a Ford C.LIMAX. Lane 3. Is Grey Rinser sponsored by arrogant&stupid.com in his Unreliant Robin. Lane 4. Is Spotty Faced Sp*nk Head sponsered by icantgiveaf*ck.com driving his cherry bomb hot hatch. Lane.5. Is Mr Yorkie sponsered by imascruffyhardman.co m driving his heavyweight HGV. Lane 6. Is a mystery entrant vehicle with no markings but has blue lights on the dash board and in the back of the rear glass windows. The driver appears to be wearing some type of dark uniform: By Pass Open God Help us+ The-Pitts
  • Score: 7

7:43pm Thu 8 May 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm .
Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm . Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: -5

7:52pm Thu 8 May 14

Sidney Harbour-Bridge says...

No potholes yet?
No potholes yet? Sidney Harbour-Bridge
  • Score: 2

2:10pm Fri 9 May 14

Johnny T says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm .
Didn't know they could get so many deluded idiots on one bus and as for the dick in the roller he needs to wake up to reality .
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm .[/p][/quote]Didn't know they could get so many deluded idiots on one bus and as for the dick in the roller he needs to wake up to reality . Johnny T
  • Score: -2

5:37pm Sat 10 May 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Johnny T wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm .
Didn't know they could get so many deluded idiots on one bus and as for the dick in the roller he needs to wake up to reality .
That's right dude and I'm sure all the thumbs downs are from those ( corrupt ) idiots on the bus
[quote][p][bold]Johnny T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: Drove down it today ! Waste off money and as for the idiots on the bus a reality check would do them no harm .[/p][/quote]Didn't know they could get so many deluded idiots on one bus and as for the dick in the roller he needs to wake up to reality .[/p][/quote]That's right dude and I'm sure all the thumbs downs are from those ( corrupt ) idiots on the bus Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 0

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