Balkerne Hill Subway

Closed 10 Mar 2023

Opened 16 Feb 2023


Essex County Council (ECC) wants to make Colchester Safer, Greener and Healthier for residents of all abilities to walk, wheel and cycle, improving air quality and reducing congestion.  To support this, ECC is proposing a new east-west route into Colchester town centre. To comply with best practice in safe design, we are proposing to replace the underpass under Balkerne Hill with a new safer crossing for both cyclists and pedestrians.

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