Press release

Additional improvement work in Suffolk and Essex

Work on the A12 and A14 extended for additional improvements.

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An ongoing package of works to provide smoother and safer journeys for drivers on the A12 and A14 in Suffolk and Essex has been extended to incorporate additional improvements on the A12.

The additional work, which will consist of the renewal of road marking and studs at various location along the A12 between junctions 15 and 29, as well as embankment, drainage and fencing repairs at junction 29 Crown Interchange, will be completed in May.

The original work, which included new road markings, installing new road signs, replacing sections of safety barrier and resurfacing sections of the roads, started on 30 November and will be completed on schedule by the end of March.

This work is part of Highways England’s commitment in the region to improve safety and ensure better journey experiences across the East region’s busiest roads.

Highways England project manager, Homy Atife, said:

The original package of works has been progressing well and to schedule and we have identified an opportunity to add additional improvements on the A12 while our contractors are onsite. This will help us deliver better value for money and reduce the impact on road users as we would have had to carry out these works at a later stage otherwise.

This work will make journeys better for local people by improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use these roads each day.

We understand it will cause some disruption for drivers so we have planned to carry out the work overnight when traffic flows are lower.

I would urge motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays. Local residents directly affected by the work have been informed and will be escorted through the work where appropriate.

Further details of the work, including diversion routes, will be provided in the East of England weekly roadwork summary.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 29 February 2016