Colchester Driving Test Centre Routes


Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Grange Way
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8HF

Colchester

Average Pass Rate:

43.4%

Centre Telephone Number:

01206 793524

Colchester driving test centre is on an industrial estate just outside of Colchester itself. A busy road to practice will be the A120 as this is a more challenging road. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Colchester’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Colchester Route Number 1
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd Left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout left
Maldon Rd 4 th left
Salisbury Ave EOR right
Butt Rd Mini roundabout left
Layer Rd 5 th right
Bodicea Way EOR right
Layer Rd Double mini roundabout ahead, left
Berechurch Hall Rd 3 rd left
Berechurch Rd 5 th right
Meyrick Crescent EOR right
Mersea Rd 2 nd left
Bourne Rd T/L left, crossroads right
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout left
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 2

Colchester Route Number 2
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd Left
Magdalen St Roundabout left
Mersea Rd 3 rd right
Powhall Crescent Crossroads ahead
Circular Rd South Right
Circular Rd West EOR left
Butt Rd Mini roundabout ahead
Drury Rd Becomes
Drury Rd / Shrub End Rd T/L left, crossroads right
Norman Way Left
The Commons Left
Winston Ave EOR right
Shrub End Rd Left
Walnut Tree Way / Iceni Way 3 rd right
John Kent Ave EOR right
Layer Rd Double mini roundabout ahead, left
Berechurch Hall Rd EOR mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd 2 x mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Abbots Rd EOR mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Rd
DTC

Test Route 3


Colchester Route Number 3
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd EOR left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout left
Maldon Rd Right
Creffield Rd Left, crossroads ahead, EOR left
Cambridge Rd Right
Queens Rd Left
Victoria Rd Right
Queens Rd EOR right
Cambridge Rd EOR right
Maldon Rd / Shrub End Rd T/L left
Bodicea Way EOR right
Layer Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Berechurch Hall Rd EOR mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd 2 x mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd EOR mini roundabout left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 4

Colchester Route Number 4
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd Left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout ahead
Lexden Rd 9 th left
Church Lane Left
Parsons Hill Left
Magazine Farm Way EOR right, right
Gainsborough Rd Left
Van Dyck Rd EOR left
The Commons Right
Winston Ave EOR left
Shrub End Rd T/L left, crossroads right
Bodicea Rd EOR right
Layer Rd Double mini roundabout ahead, left
Berechurch Hall Rd EOR mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd 2 x mini roundabout ahead, 3 rd mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd EOR mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 5


Colchester Route Number 5
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd Mini roundabout right
Mersea Rd 2 nd left
Pownall Crescent 3 rd left
Berechurch Rd 2 nd left
Daniel Cole Rd Right
Gurdon Rd EOR left
Berechurch Rd Crossroads left
Berechurch Hall Rd Mini roundabout right
Mersea Rd 3 rd left
Haye Lane EOR left
Abberton Rd Left
Fingringhoe Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Whithall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 6

Colchester Route Number 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd EOR left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout ahead
Lexden Rd 5 th right
Lockhart Ave EOR right
Lexden Rd Roundabout right
Cymbeline Way Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Ave of Remembrance Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Westway Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Balkerne Hill Roundabout left
Southway Left
Headgate T/L right
St Johns St Right
Stanwell St Left
Southway Roundabout ahead
Magdalen St Right
Military Rd / Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout left
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 7


Colchester Route Number 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd EOR right
Old Heath Rd T/L ahead
Military Rd EOR left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout right
Balkerne Hill Roundabout ahead
Westway Roundabout left
Colne Bank Ave / Cymberline Way Roundabout ahead, roundabout left
Lexden Rd 3 rd right
St Clare Rd / Alton Drive Left
Fitzwalter Rd EOR right
Lexden Rd 2 nd left
Lockhart Ave EOR right
The Chantry EOR right
Sussex Rd EOR left
Lexden Rd Roundabout ahead
Southway Roundabout ahead
Magdalen St Right
Military Rd T/L ahead
Old Heath Rd 4 th left
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 8

Colchester Route Number 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd EOR right
Old Heath Rd 2 nd left
Barnhall Ave / Cavendish Ave EOR left
Barnhall Ave EOR left
Churchill Way Left
Normandy Ave EOR right
Mersea Rd 2 nd left
Pownall Crescent 3 rd left
Berechurch Rd Crossroads ahead
Bounstead Rd EOR left
Layer Rd Crossroads left
Mersea Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Abbots Rd Mini roundabout left
Old Heath Rd Right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 9


Colchester Route Number 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd EOR left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout ahead, left
Rowhedge Rd / Head St / Rectory Rd EOR left
Fingringhoe Rd EOR right
Abberton Rd 2 nd right
Fingringhoe Rd Crossroads right
Mersea Rd 3 x mini roundabout ahead, 2 nd left
The Willows Right, EOR left
Mersea Rd Mini roundabout ahead, 3 rd right
Bourne Rd T/L right
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout left
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 10

Colchester Route Number 10
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd Mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Queensland Drive Right
Adelaide Drive EOR left
Queensland Drive Mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd Mini roundabout right
Berechurch Hall Rd 3 rd left
Bounstead Rd EOR left
Layer Rd Left
Mersea Rd 3 x mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd Mini roundabout left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 11


Colchester Route Number 11
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd EOR left
Old Heath Rd / Fingeringhoe Rd EOR right
Aberton Rd Right
Haye Lane EOR right
Mersea Rd Roundabout ahead, 2 nd left
Queen Elizabeth Way EOR left
Mersea Rd Left
The Willows 2 nd left
Silverthorne Close EOR left
The Willows EOR left
Mersea Rd Roundabout ahead, 2 nd right
Bourne Rd T/L ahead
Wimpole Rd T/L right
Hythe Hill Roundabout right
Maudlyn Rd Mini roundabout right
Haven Rd Roundabout ahead, right
Whitehall Rd 2 nd left
Grange Rd
DTC

Test Route 12

Colchester Route Number 12
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd EOR left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Southway Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Balkerne Hill Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Westway Roundabout left
Cymbeline Way 2 nd left
Glen Ave EOR left
Lexden Rd 2 nd left
Lockhart Ave EOR left
Lexden Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Maldon Rd 4 th left
Salisbury Ave EOR right
Butt Rd Left
Circular Rd West Left
Circular Rd Nth Right
Circular Rd East EOR left
Berechurch Rd Right
Meyrick Crescent EOR right
Mersea Rd 2 nd left
Bourne Rd T/L crossroads right
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout left
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 13


Colchester Route Number 13
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd / Military Rd Left
Magdelen St Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Southway Roundabout left
Maldon Rd T/L crossroads right
Norman Way Left
The Commons Left
Winston Ave EOR right
Shrub End Rd Left
Walnut Tree Way Left
Rayner Rd Left
Walnut Tree Way / Iceni Way 3 rd right
John Kent Ave EOR right
Layer Rd Double mini roundabout ahead, left
Berechurch Hall Rd EOR left
Mersea Rd 2 x mini roundabout ahead, 3 rd mini roundabout right
Abbotts Rd EOR left
Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 14

Colchester Route Number 14
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR right
Whitehall Rd EOR left
Haven Rd Roundabout right
Colne Causeway Roundabout ahead
Eastern Approach / Greenstead Ring Roundabout ahead
Avon Way 6 th left
Magnolia Drive Left
Hamlet Drive EOR left
Avon Way 2 nd left
Kingfisher Close EOR left
Longridge EOR right
Bromley Rd 2 nd right
Tye Rd EOR left
Clacton Rd 2 nd right
School Rd Right
Bird Farm Rd EOR right
Brightlingsea Rd Right
Colchester Rd EOR left
St Andrews Ave Greenstead Ring left
Eastern Approach 2 x roundabout ahead
Colne Causeway Roundabout left
Haven Rd Right
Whitehall Rd 3 rd left
Grange Way
DTC

Test Route 15


Colchester Route Number 15
DTC Left
Grange Way EOR left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Old Heath Rd 2 nd left
Barnhall Ave 2 nd left
Cavendish Ave Right
Barnhall Ave EOR left
Old Heath Rd T/L right
Wimpole Rd T/L left
Magdalen St Roundabout left
Mersea Rd 2 x mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Queensland Drive Right
Adelaide Drive EOR left
Queensland Drive Mini roundabout left
Mersea Rd Mini roundabout ahead, left
Fingeringhoe Rd EOR left
Abberton Rd Left
Fingeringhoe Rd / Old Heath Rd Mini roundabout ahead, right
Whitehall Rd Right
Grange Rd
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

 

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