Colchester Zoo half marathon: Road closures


Essex County Council have announced the following road closures on Sunday, 9 due to the Colchester Zoo Half Marathon.

B1022 Maldon Road, Stanway/Birch from its junction with Warren Lane to the junction with Beckingham Hall Road.

Fountain Lane, Birch/Copford from its junction with B1022 Maldon Road to its junction with Birch Road (entire length).

Birch Road/ Easthorpe Road/ Boarded Barn Road, Birch/Copford from the junction with Fountain Lane to its junction with Rectory Road (northern junction).

Rectory Road, Birch/Copford from the junction with Easthorpe Road, generally south west then east to its junction with Hardy’s Green.

Hardy’s Green, Birch from outside property No.2 Stablefield Cottages, north east for a distance of approximately 190 metres to its junction with Birch Road.

Beckingham Hall Road, Birch from its junction with Birch Road, east to its junction with B1022 Maldon Road.


Additionally, to temporarily introduce a one way on the B1022 Maldon Road, Stanway, from its junction with Warren Lane east to its junction with the access road to Colchester Zoo, a distance of approximately 604 metres eastbound.

The restrictions are scheduled to commence on 9 September 2018 between the hours of 9am – 12.30pm or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting and is required to facilitate the Colchester Zoo Half Marathon.

The alternative route will be via Maldon Road/Straight Road/Dugard Ave/Peartree Road/Blackberry Road/Church Lane/London Road B1408/School Road/Birch Road/Rectory Road/Easthorpe Road/Well Lane/Easthorpe Road/Lodge Road/Harborough Hall Road/Maldon Road B1022/Lower Road/School Hill/Birch Street/Layer Breton Hill/Layer Road B1026/Wigborough Road B1026/Malting Green Road/Abberton Road/Bounstead Road/Berechurch Road/Gosbecks Road.

Marshalls on site will permit access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians throughout the event.