Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks

List of temporary road closures and planned diversions for roadworks carried out by Suffolk Highways.

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Highway Improvement Schemes

Emergency closures 

We plan roadworks in advance and to allow for bad weather or other delays, the dates shown cover the range of days we are scheduled to be on site (with a few extra days planned in just in case). If we need to make major changes to the dates of works, we will update the information signs on site.

There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the network that is not listed below. You can follow us on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates.

As well as Suffolk Highways, there are numerous other people and organisations (particularly providers of gas, electricity, water, sewerage disposal and telephone-related services) who carry out work on roads, pavements and bridges in Suffolk.

They complete work on roads and pavements to maintain and improve the utilities required for households and businesses in Suffolk. 

To find current and planned roadworks, scheduled road closures and diversions routes in the county being undertaken by other organisations in Suffolk, please visit Roadworks in Suffolk

Planned road closures:  December \ January 2021 

Reason for closure

Footway Repairs

Date of closure

6 - 8 December 2021 between 8am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Access only B1122

B1353, B1069, A1094, B1122 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway repair works

Date of closure

9 - 20 December 2021 between 8am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Leiston Road, Saxmundham Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

20 - 23 December 2021                             

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Deadmans Lane, Straight Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

To carry out Pre - Surface Dressing preparation works

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021 

Return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Valley Road, Church Road, Valley Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Vegetation Works on the Bridge

Date of closure

Works taking place over two Sundays as below; 

5 December 2021 between 9.30am and 3.30pm

12 December 2021 between 9.30am and 3.30pm 

Diversion route

A1302, A14, A134, A1302 and Vice Versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

To replace River Lark Footbridge and undertake maintenance works to the River Linnet Footbridge

Date of closure

28 October 2021 - 30 November 2021 

Diversion route

Bury St Edmunds Bridleway 014, Rougham Road, Southgate Street, Swan Lane, Honey Hill, Cycleway Kevelaer Way and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Drainage Improvement Works

Work details 

Phase 1 - B1078 Lower Road, Hemingstone – From junction with Rectory Road to junction with C459 Ashbocking Road

Phase 2 - C448 Helmingham Road, Gosbeck – From Hill Farm to Ashbocking Road

Date of closure

Phase 1 - 30 November 2021 to 10 December 2021

Phase 2 - 4 January 2022 to 27 January 2022

Diversion route

Phase 1 - B1078, B1077, A1120, A140, B1078  and vice versa

Phase 2 - Helmingham Road, Stonewall Hill, Ipswich Road, Gosbeck  

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway Slurry Preparation

Date of closure

22 November 2021 - 3 December 2021 between 7.30am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Temple Road, Chilton Road, Bixley Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway repair works

Work details 

Phase 1: U5083 Swallow Road, Ipswich

Phase 2: U5082 Merlin Road, Ipswich

Date of closure

29 November 2021 to 3 December 2021

Phase 2 to commence on completion of phase 1

Diversion route

Diversion 1 -  Goldcrest Road, Sprites Lane, Shepherd Drive, Scrivener Drive, London Road, Wren Avenue and vice versa

Diversion route map 1 

Diversion 2 -  Swallow Road, Goldcrest Road, Greenfinch Avenue and vice versa

Diversion route map 2

Reason for closure

Footpath Repairs - Four footpath closures to follow one another

Work details 

Phase 1 - Footpath Between 10 And 12 Holyrood Close, Ipswich

Phase 2 - Footpath Between 44 And 46 Downing Close and Belstead Road, Ipswich – from Footpath Between 10 And 12 Holyrood Close to Footpath Between 2 Holyrood Close and Sandringham Close

Phase 3 - Footpath Between 44 And 46 Downing Close and Belstead Road, Ipswich - from Footpath Between 10 And 12 Holyrood Close to Footpath Between 21 and 25 Sandringham Close

Phase 4 - Footpath Between 21 and 25 Sandringham Close, Ipswich

Date of closure

1 to 3 December 2021 between 8am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Phase 1 - Footpath Between 44 And 46 Downing Close and Belstead Road, Footpath Between 2 Holyrood Close and Sandringham Close Holyrood Close and Vice Versa

Phase 2 - Footpath Between 2 Holyrood Close and Sandringham Close Holyrood Close, Holyrood Close, Footpath Between 10 And 12 Holyrood Close and Vice Versa

Phase 3 - Footpath Between 21 and 25 Sandringham Close, Sandringham Close, Footpath Adjacent To 5 Sandringham Close, Footpath Between 2 Holyrood Close and Sandringham Close, Footpath Between 44 And 46 Downing Close and Belstead Road and Vice Versa

Phase 4 - Sandringham Close, Footpath Adjacent To 5 Sandringham Close, Footpath Between 2 Holyrood Close and Sandringham Close, Footpath Between 44 And 46 Downing Close and Belstead Road and Vice Versa

Diversion route map phase 1 

Diversion route map phase 2 

Diversion route map phase 3 

Diversion route map phase 4 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

13 - 17 December 2021                                                   

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

St Margarets Road, B1062, A144, Moles Lane, Low Street and vice versa

Diversion route map  

 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

13 - 17 December 2021 between 8.45am and 3.30pm                        

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

St Michaels Green, Church Road, Road from C946/C947 to C962, Low Street, Moles Lane, A144 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021         

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Rookery Road, Cretingham Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021      

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Church Road, B1078, Clopton Green, Monewden Road, Clopton Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Drainage works – Installation of gullies, catchpit and pipe lining.

Work details 

Phase 1 - Daphne Road, Orford – From Burnt Lane to Doctors Lane

Phase 2 - Rectory Road, Orford – From the junction with Daphne Road and the junction with Brundish Lane.

Brundish Lane, Orford – From Rectory Road until Rectory Road

Raydon Lane, Orford – From Daphne Road until Orford Footpath 006

Daphne Road, Orford – From Rectory Road until Doctors Lane

Date of closure

Phase 1 - 1 to 24 November 2021 

Phase 2 - 25 November 2021 to 12 December 2021 

Diversion route

Phase 1 - Doctors Lane, High Street, Burnt Lane and vice versa

Phase 2 - Doctors Lane, Brundish Lane, Rectory Road, Ferry Road, Bullockshed Lane, Raydon Lane and vice versa

Reason for closure

Installation of count loops

Date of closure

15 - 17 December 2021 between 7pm and 7am  

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

 B1077, B1079 and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021 between 9am and 3pm                         

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

School Road, Chapel Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021 between 9am and 3pm 

With a return to the site for associated works

Diversion route

Chapel Road, Sandford Lane and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

To clear blocked gullies and re-structure the drainage as well as patching and install new pipes.

Date of closure

6 - 10 December 2021 between 9.3am and 3.30pm 

Diversion route

Diversion 1 – A1095 - East Street - Victoria Street and vice versa

Diversion 2 – A1095 - Field Stile Road - Cumberland Road - East Green - Victoria Street and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Gully cleansing works. 

Date of closure

2 December 2021 between 10am and 3pm 

Diversion route

Suffolk Road, Girling Street and East Street and No Vice Versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

13 - 17 December 2021 between 9am and 3pm 

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

B1113, Whitehall Road, Church Road, School Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Work Details 

Phase 1 - U1211 Park Road, South Elmham St Cross

U1211 Park Road, Flixton West

Phase 2 - C950 Fox Hill, South Elmham St Cross – From New Road to St Cross Road

C950 St Cross Road, Homersfield – From Fox Hill to 30mph Homersfield Village sign

Date of closure

31 January 2022 - 4 February 2022 (Phase 2 to start on completion of Phase 1)                   

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Phase 1 - Flixton Road, The Street, South Elmham St Cross, Fox Hill and vice versa

Phase 2 - St Cross Road, B1062, Church Road, Grange Road, Flixton Road, The Street, South Elmham St Cross, Fox Hill and vice versa

Diversion route map phase 1 

Diversion route map phase 2 

Reason for closure

Footway Slurry Preparation

Date of closure

24 November 2021 to 3 December 2021 between 7.30am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Lowestoft Road, A146, Marsh Lane and vice versa.

Diversion route map