How we're working for you

Find out about Suffolk Highways and the pieces of work we're doing right now to make public highways in Suffolk safe and accessible.

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Suffolk Highways is the partnership between Suffolk County Council and Kier. 

We work to ensure that we provide an effective and efficient value for money service, with the primary objective to maintain roads and improve Suffolk's infrastructure.

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  • 6,500km of roads
  • 4,000km of pavements
  • 102,000 unlit signs
  • 160km of fences and barriers
  • 68,500 street lights
  • 1,200 lit signs, bollards and belisha beacons
  • 5,000 bridges, culverts and retaining walls
  • 9,800 public rights of way (totalling 5600km)
  • 12,000 acres of open access land

Who we are

Mark Stevens1  Jane Storey  Mike Thompson

Mark Stevens

Assistant Director, Operational Highways

Suffolk County Council

Councillor Jane Storey

Cabinet Member for Roads and Transport

Suffolk County Council

Mike Thompson

General Manager

Suffolk Highways

Latest news

Click the sections below to find out about the main projects Suffolk Highways are working on at the moment:

We've launched a an engagement exercise on our draft Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan.

Highway infrastructure asset management is recognised as being the most cost efficient means of managing a highway network. Central government has been encouraging this approach for some time and a large element of its funding to local authorities is now linked to taking this approach.

Suffolk County Council has partially used this approach for some time but we are now taking this opportunity to fully implement this way of working, taking on board best practice that has developed over the last 10 years.

Using this approach, our focus will be to prioritise routes that are used more frequently to connect communities and business areas, and to maintain these to the highest possible standard with the resources available. For example, this will mean that we will often treat roads and pavements with a preventative treatment when they appear to be in a reasonable condition to avoid them deteriorating and needing more expensive, and potentially more disruptive works in future.

These improvements will increase vehicle capacity, efficient traffic movements around the roundabout and improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities.

The improvements will include: 

  • Extending the two lane approach along Compiegne Way to the Northgate roundabout
  • Widening and reconstructing the shared foot and cycle path
  • The scheme will also result in upgraded street lighting and a new toucan crossing

Work will start on Monday 22 January 2018, for 16 weeks.

Find out further information about the improvements works.

These improvements will mean more efficient traffic movements around the roundabout and improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities.

The junction improvements are to ease congestion at the Foxhall Road, Heath Road roundabout and the Bixley Road, Heath Road approaches

The improvements will involve: 

  • The Heath Road and Bixley Road roundabout approaches will be widened to create an additional lane
  • The two toucan crossings will be upgraded with new control technology
  • New LED street lighting 
  • Reconstruction of four traffic islands 
  • Minor footpath reconstruction 

Overnight resurfacing will take place towards the end of the junction improvements.

Find out further details about the junction improvements.

Councillor newsletters

Regular newsletters are sent to all Suffolk Councillors to keep them up to date about the work Suffolk Highways has done, is doing and will do.

Read some of these newsletters by clicking the links below: