Junction upgrade to start after footbridge removal

A footbridge on the A127 in Southend has been successfully removed by Eurovia Contracting and will allow work on a £6.5 million junction upgrade to progress.

The main structure was removed last weekend with operatives returning on Sunday night to take away the stepped ramps either side.

The Kent Elms footbridge was removed to make way for a new one, which has accessible ramps and new stairs.

Tony Cox, the councillor responsible for transport in Southend, said: “Removing the bridge at Kent Elms is the first major milestone in this important £6.5m project and I am glad that the work was carried out both professionally and quickly over the weekend. Our contractors, Eurovia, were able to finish both mornings 90 minutes ahead of schedule which minimised any unnecessary disruptions.”

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