Commuters who pick up the train in Chelmsford are being advised by the city council of a car park closure.

Townfield Street car park, next to Chelmsford train station, will close for essential maintenance work on Monday, July 21. 

Work is due to be completed in October 2014.

Work being carried out involves the installation of new movement joints, applying protective coatings to the decks, walls, ceilings and columns, new bay markings and the internal redecoration of all staircase towers. All external woodwork will also be re-stained.

Alternative parking is being offered at car parks in Rectory Lane, Coval Lane, Glebe Road and Fairfield Road.

Attendants will be available at Townfield Street car park from 5.30am until 9am on Mondays – Fridays, during the course of the works, to assist drivers, providing leaflets, maps and information on alternative car parks will be available. 

The movement of parkers from Townfield Street to other car parks may have some impact on Annual 7 Season tickets holders who have been informed that they will be able to park at an additional car park to the scheme, Wharf Road, until works are completed.