This week, Marlborough Highways has begun the construction of a new cycle link between Goulton Road, Nash Drive and Broomfield Hospital as part of Essex County Council’s commitment to improve the provision for cyclists between Great Waltham and Chelmsford City Centre.
The Broomfield Hospital Cycle Scheme was recently awarded to Marlborough through the Eastern Highways Alliance (EHA) Framework 3. Marlborough secured a place on the EHA back in October 2020 and are delighted to have been granted the first Framework 3 project.
The works are scheduled to take around 16 weeks to complete and will create an off-road facility from Goulton Road in Broomfield across a mixture of agricultural land and existing footpaths to the junction with Nash Drive, and ultimately Broomfield Hospital.
The new route will provide a new, safe link for people who cycle between the hospital, Chelmer Valley High School and the surrounding residential areas.
More details on the scheme can be found here: https://www.essexhighways.org/chelmsford-city-growth-package/broomfield-hospital-cycle-scheme.