28 October 2015 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally Released by Essex County Council
Photo: John Henry Group
JAYWICK, ESSEX – United Kingdom: Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure Rodney L Bass has visited Jaywick to review progress on a £5 million regeneration scheme.
Cllr Bass walked along Essex Avenue, which is completely resurfaced and open to traffic and Humber Avenue, which has been resurfaced to road base level, as well as inspecting Austin and Riley Avenues where construction is ongoing.
“We are delighted with the work delivered so far to improve our roads.”
-Gill Elkins, Jaywick Community Forum
Scheduled over two years, the £5m scheme is being delivered in several phases to include new road surfacing and drainage improvements to help reduce the risk of flooding.
Cllr Bass said: “I am impressed with progress made here so far. We are improving the carriageway foundations of these streets, overcoming the sandy, marshy ground conditions to support the road new surfaces.
“Work started at the western end of the area in Essex and Humber Avenues, which have the poorest ground.”
He added: “Understandably, the people of Jaywick are very supportive of what we’re doing here, despite having to endure some disruption to their lives, such as road closures, heavy plant movements and sometimes roadworks right outside their front doors.
“However, in less than two years’ time, Jaywick will see vastly improved local street conditions, look a whole lot better and feel much safer.”
“…..in less than two years’ time, Jaywick will see vastly improved local street conditions, look a whole lot better and feel much safer.”
-Cllr Rodney Bass, Essex County Council
Cllr Bass met Gill Elkins of Jaywick Forum. She said: “We are delighted with the work delivered so far to improve our roads.”
“The community has been supportive of the changes made by the engineers who are upgrading the look and feel of the our streets.”
The regeneration of Jaywick began in July and is being carried out by Essex County Council’s highways engineering partner, Ringway Jacobs, which has subcontracted the work to John Henry Group.