Press release

Improvement work begins in Suffolk and Essex

Improvement work on the A12 and A14 worth £3 million, announced earlier this month, will begin on Monday 30 November and continue until April, providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

The first phase will focus on new road markings, installing new road signs, replacing sections of safety barrier and resurfacing sections of the road on the A12 junctions 13 to 15 (Trueloves Interchange to Webbs Farm Interchange), between junctions 29 and 30 (Crown Interchange to Stratford St Mary Interchange) and junction 27 (Spring Lane) slip road.

In December, the work will involve embankment repairs at Braiswick and Chelmer, resurfacing at junction 16 (Galleywood) and new road signs and markings junction 29-30.

Highways England project manager, Homy Atife, said:

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 this scheme will cause some disruption for drivers and we have planned to carry out the work overnight to reduce the impact.

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.

In the New Year work will take place on the A12 at Stratford St Mary, A14 junction 56-58 (Wherstead to Levington) safety barrier replacement, drainage work on the A12 junction 27-29 and resurfacing on the A12 between junctions 27-28 and 30-31.

The £3million contract 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.

The final 2 phases of work will begin early next year and all work will be suspended during the Christmas period to enable motorists to get away over the festive period.

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.

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