Press release

Drivers advised improvement work on the A14 in Ipswich will continue next week

Roadworks taking place on the A14 in Ipswich between Stowupland and Copdock will continue on Monday (16 March) after being cancelled due to poor weather and to minimise disruption to motorists.

Improvement work started on Monday 9 February on the A14 in Ipswich between junctions 49 and 58 in Ipswich.

The scheme which includes resurfacing, drainage renewal, replacing barriers, embankment work and removing defects in the road was due to be completed by Friday 20 March, weather permitting.

The final phase of work will continue overnight next week, between 8pm and 6am, after being cancelled due to poor weather and to minimise disruption to motorists.

Highways Agency project sponsor, Andy Dyer said:

Due to the wet weather there have been delays to the resurfacing work. We need to return to complete the work and have worked with the local authority to ensure the diversion routes were appropriate before we continued.

This is essential maintenance work which will prolong the life of the carriageway by improving the road surface and safety for road users. It will also minimise the need for future work at these locations.

We always try to minimise inconvenience to road users, which is why the scheme has been planned to take place overnight, so I would urge motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays.

The final phase:

  • on Monday 16 March between junctions 55 and 58 (Copdock to Levington). The eastbound carriageway will be closed for three nights for resurfacing, drainage works and safety barrier work. Motorists will be diverted via the A1214, A1189 and A1156
  • on Thursday 19 March between junctions 55 and 52 (Copdock to Claydon) the westbound carriageway will be closed for two nights to repair defects in the road and to install traffic loops. Motorists will be diverted via the A1214, A1071 and B1113
  • on Monday 23 March between junctions 58 and 55 the westbound carriageway will be closed for three nights to repair defects in the road, safety barrier work and embankment repairs. Motorists will be diverted via the A1156, A1189 and A1214

During the overnight closures there will be clearly signed diversion routes in place.

The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to change.

During the roadworks drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow more for travel. Drivers can get up-to-the-minute travel information by phoning the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by accessing the Agency’s website. Drivers can also download the Highways Agency’s iPhone app or follow updates via Twitter at @HAnews_east.

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