Ardleigh Green Bridge to close for final demolition phase

Transport for London has sent out a letter to advise everyone that they will soon be carrying out the final demolition phase of the old Ardleigh Green Bridge. This will involve the removal of the bridge piers and
foundations below the road at railway track level.

To facilitate this work, it will be necessary to close the westbound side of the Al27.
The closure is needed to allow TfL’s contractors to safely lift railway track protection mats, heavy equipment and machinery using a crane, adjacent to the A127 westbound lane. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained throughout.

As you will be aware, this major project is necessary because the current bridge is at the end of its useful life and is beyond simple repair. The new bridge will provide wider carriageways, footways and verges, and taller parapets to protect cyclists and pedestríans
Unfortunately, these works have to take place over the Christmas holidays as an
extended railway closure is required to complete them.

Dates and Times

Sunday 23 December
From 10:30 until 21:00

There will be a westbound closure of the A127 Southend Arterial Road (between Gallows Corner and Squirrels Heath/Ardleigh Green Road.)
Pedestrian access will be maintained
throughout. Vehicle access for local residents and businesses will be maintalned at all times

From 21:00 on 23 December until 07:00 on 24 December

Closure of Al27 in both directions, night times only. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout. Vehicle access for local residents and businesses wil be maintained at all times

From 07:00 until 13:30 on Monday 24 December

There will be a westbound closure of the A127 Southend Arterial Road (between Gallows Corner and Squirrels Heath/Ardleigh Green Road.)
Pedestrian access will be maintained
throughout
Vehicle access for local residents and
businesses will be maintained at all times.

From 05:30 on Tuesday 25
December until 05:00 on Wednesday 26 December

There will be a westbound closure of the A127 Southend Arterial Road (between Gallows Corner and Squirrels Heath/Ardleigh Green
Road.
Pedestrian access will be maintained
throughout.
Vehicle access for local residents and
businesses will be maintained at all times.

Noise
TfL say they are working closely with our contractors to ensure that any noise from these works is kept to a minimum by using tools and methods that are not expected to be too disruptive, and that the noisiest work takes place during day times. Working hours have been agreed with the London Borough of Havering Service and nebwork charges may apply. See gov.uk/terms for detail

2 thoughts on “Ardleigh Green Bridge to close for final demolition phase

  • November 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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    Typical. A project that should have been completed months ago is still on going.
    And a huge two fingers up to the long suffering residents who have had to put up with this chaos for coming on 2 years now. Any compensation? NO.
    All the times I’ve been sat in traffic there with nothing else to do other than watch the so-called work force on their phones or just chatting with each other and now christmas is approaching when most people would appreciate a little respite from these on going works but no, NOW they want to work. Let me guess time and a half or possibly double time.
    It’s disgusting the way this project has been mis-managed and someone should be held accountable for this. Named and shamed.
    In any other country these works would have long since been completed, but seems here we like nothing better than to drag our heels and make mountains out of mole hills.
    Well if you insist on working over Christmas my advice would be…
    JUST GET THE BLOODY JOB FINISHED.

    • November 28, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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      ‘Should’ve been completed months ago’!!
      I think you’ll find – years ago is closer to the original predicted time scale!!
      & also… this bridge has been going on for (in my calculations) about 4 years!!
      Apart from that… you’re spot on.
      In China it would’ve been completed in 4 days!!!

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