Colchester

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Colchester
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Essex
Highway Authority
Essex
Forward Destination on
A12, A120, A133
Next Primary Destinations
Chelmsford • Harwich • Ipswich • Stansted Airport • Clacton-on-Sea
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Sudbury
Places related to the A12
Brentwood • Chelmsford • Docklands • Great Yarmouth • Hackney • Ilford • Ipswich • London • Lowestoft • Marks Tey • Romford • Stratford, London
Places related to the A120
Bishops Stortford • Braintree • Harwich • Marks Tey • Puckeridge
Places related to the A133
Clacton

Colchester is a large town located in northeast Essex. It is an important transport hub, as several major roads pass through or terminate here.

The A604 used to multiplex with other roads through the town.

Colchester has been bypassed several times. The first bypass, Cymbeline Way, opened in 1934 as the A12. A later A12 bypass of Stanway and Lexden, to the immediate west of this as far as Marks Tey, opened in 1969, plugging into the thirties bypass. This was replaced with a fully grade separated nothern bypass in 1975, though it did not provide access from the A134 until 40 years later. Following this, the A120 eastern bypass opened in 1982, which took over the old A604 route to Harwich.

Routes

Route To Notes

A12

Ipswich Felixstowe accessed via A14

A12

London, Chelmsford, Brentwood Brentwood is non primary but signed

A120

Stansted Airport, Bishops Stortford, Braintree

A120

Clacton, Harwich

A133

Clacton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth Access via A120; Access via A12

A1232

Ipswich, Cambridge Cambridge is signed as an HGV alternative to the A1124 via the A12 and A14

A134

Sudbury, Gt Horkesley

A137

Manningtree

A1124

Eight Ash Green, Halstead, Cambridge

B1022

Tiptree

B1025

West Mersea

B1026

Maldon

B1027

St. Osyth Accessed via A133

B1028

Wivenhoe Accessed via A133 and B1027

B1408

Stanway, Copford

B1508

Bures



Colchester
JunctionsArdleigh Crown Interchange • Greenstead Roundabout • Hare Green Interchange • Marks Tey Interchange • Severalls Interchange • Spring Lane Roundabout
RoadsA1070 (Colchester) • A1124 • A12 • A120 • A1232 • A132 (Colchester - Huntingdon) • A133 • A134 • A1341 • A135 (Colchester - Harwich) • A137 • A604 • B1022 • B1025 • B1026 • B1026 (Colchester) • B1027 • B1028 • B1059 (Colchester - Sudbury) • B1408 • B1422 • B1508 • E113 (Old System) • E30 • E32 • E8 (Old System) • EuroVelo 12 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN1 • NCN13 • NCN51 • POLO • RM3 • Stane Street (East Anglia) • T3 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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A120, Colchester Bypass - Geograph - 3846773.jpgA12 Colchester Bypass - Coppermine - 7810.JPGA12 Colchester Bypass - Coppermine - 7814.JPGA12 Colchester Bypass - Coppermine - 7815.JPGHythe Hill, Colchester (C) John S Turner - Geograph - 284502.jpg
Places in the East of England
Major CitiesCambridge • Felixstowe • Ipswich • Norwich • Peterborough
Primary DestinationsBasildon • Beccles • Bedford • Bishops Stortford • Bury St Edmunds • Chelmsford • Clacton • Colchester • Cromer • Dartford Crossing • Diss • Downham Market • Dunstable • Ely • Great Yarmouth • Harlow • Harwich • Hemel Hempstead • Hertford • Huntingdon • King's Lynn • Lowestoft • Luton • Luton Airport • Newmarket • Port of Tilbury • Southend • St Albans • Stansted Airport • Stevenage • Sudbury • Swaffham • Thetford • Watford • Wisbech
Other PlacesBaldock • Braintree • Brentwood • Bungay • Cheshunt • Dereham • Fakenham • Grays • Hatfield • Haverhill • Hitchin • Leighton Buzzard • Letchworth • London Gateway Port • Maldon • Maplin Airport • Marks Tey • Potters Bar • Puckeridge • Rickmansworth • Royston • Saffron Walden • Southend Airport • St Neots • Tilbury • Tring • Welwyn Garden City