Please note since we wrote this article the date of works has changed to August 6.
Those of you who receive the Tiptree Tribune will have seen the front page article this week about the planned closure of the B1203 (Inworth Road) at Hinds Bridge near Feering, as the bridge needs urgent repairs to the parapet and is also being strengthened at the same time.
There has been anger from local businesses and residents as the plans to close the road were not effectively shared by Essex Highways. Last night we hosted a Messing-cum-Inworth Parish meeting at Perrywood and two representatives from Essex Highways came to tell us more. Here is the information we think you need to know:
- The B1023 is closed at Hinds Bridge (near Feering where the A12 crosses overhead) for four weeks from July 24th.
- There will be access for pedestrians and cyclists but it will be completely closed to all other traffic during this time.
- The road will be closed either side of the bridge and NOT at each end of the B1023. This means that you will be able to get to Inworth Village, Perrywood and other local businesses in the area from the Tiptree end of the B1023 at all times.
- Those of you wanting to visit from the Kelvedon & Feering end will have to follow the official B-road diversion (which goes through Colchester and round to the B1022 through Tiptree) or by using local routes (please note we take no liability for those of you choosing to follow routes outside of the official diversion).
- Please note that Highfields Lane which goes from Kelvedon to Inworth is a single track road and we do not advise you use this route, particularly for heavy goods vehicles and at peak times when it is likely to be very congested. Your sat nav may try to take you via this route.
- Buses will take alternative routes, with shuttle buses serving the bus stop outside Perrywood. We will try and get more information about this service.
We are liaisng closely with Messing-cum-Inworth Parish Council and Essex Highways and will continue to update you with any further developments on this closure as they arise.
We hope you will support local businesses such as Perrywood during the road closure period. They and we need your business in this challenging economic climate.