Eurovia Contracting have successfully removed a footbridge on the A127 to make way for a £6.5m junction upgrade, much to the relief of business owners.
Traders praised Eurovia Contracting for keeping disruption to a minimum as they got to work over the weekend demolishing the Kent Elms footbridge, along the A127, Southend.
The main structure was removed on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday. Operatives returned the following 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.”