The Army and Navy junction in Chelmsford is set for a major upgrade with a proposed hamburger roundabout

This project is part of the Army and Navy Sustainable Transport Package and aims to improve journey times, reduce delays, and support economic growth in the area, with a new design featuring a road through the centre of the roundabout. 

The package includes significant improvements for bus services, walking, and cycling infrastructure. 

It also plans for the expansion of both the Sandon and Chelmer Valley Park and Ride sites. In October 2023, the Department for Transport confirmed the approval of the outline business case for the project and agreed to contribute £68.75 million of Major Road Network funding. 

The overall budget for the project is £81 million, which will be jointly funded by Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council.

Councillor Lesley Wagland OBE, Essex County Council said 

“We are delighted to have reached another milestone for what will be a truly transformational project for Chelmsford.”

“After a huge amount of hard work assessing options, developing our proposals and securing conditional funding for the scheme, it is fantastic to have now submitted planning applications.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2025 and is expected to be completed in 2028. 

The project, being transformational in nature, is designed to provide better travel options, especially for shorter journeys, encouraging safer, greener, and healthier ways of traveling in and around Chelmsford.


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