MOTORISTS are being warned to expect disruption for up to two months from today around the A133 Cymbeline Way in Colchester.

The crossing near Colne Bank Avenue roundabout will be relocated approximately 200 metres west of its present location, closer to Sheepen Road.

As part of the scheme, the carriageway and shared footway and cycle paths will be improved, kerbs will be replaced, a 40mph speed limit will be introduced, and new streetlighting and pedestrian guard rail will be installed.

Any required lane closures will be put in place during off-peak periods wherever possible, and any full road closures will take place overnight.

During periods of road closure, a signed diversion route will direct motorists via Westway, Balkerne Hill and Lexden Road.

The work by Essex County Council is aimed at reducing congestion.

It forms part of wider improvements funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF), which also includes widening Colne Bank Avenue to two lanes in both directions between the Albert and Colne Bank Avenue roundabouts.