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Guidance on how to set up email alerts
To find out how to set up email alerts within a defined area, see the email alert guidance (PDF, 181KB). Here you can search for public events and roadworks.
Who's responsible for roadworks?
Suffolk Highways is responsible for the maintenance of roads and pavements.
This includes reactive maintenance, such as fixing potholes, and planning works like resurfacing, surface dressing and improvement schemes.
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.
This includes utility companies like:
- Anglian Water
- UK Power Networks
Suffolk Highways planned work
Programmes of work
We recognise that our residents are constantly looking for better information regarding the local highways network. Taking this on board, we're always looking at ways to improve the information we can release to help our residents and those who work in and visit the county to plan their journeys within Suffolk.
This will constantly be evolving to help as many people as possible keep informed. We will also be creating videos to give a better understanding of what is actually involved in the process, for example getting ready for winter.
In the meantime, however, you can find detailed information on the main type of works below:
- Road and pavement improvements
- Pre surface dressing preparation and surface dressing
- Road markings
- Road resurfacing
Have your say
We would be grateful for feedback on how our works were carried out and what you think of the result.
Fill out a survey if you have any comments about roadworks in Suffolk. Your feedback will help us to improve our service in the future.
How our works may affect you
Frequently asked questions
You have said that my road will be closed. Will I still be able to get in and out of my property?
Yes, the majority of the time you will be able to. When the road is closed, staff on-site will be able to make sure that you can get through safely.
If we are working directly outside your property, we will do everything we can to make sure that you still get in when you want to. However if, for example, we are digging up the road or path right outside your property, there may be periods of around 15 to 20 minutes when you may temporarily not be able to get in or out.
What about access for other services, including emergency services?
We notify the emergency services, local bus operators and councils for bin collections. If an emergency vehicle needs to get in, access would immediately be made available.
I run a business – how will people know if it is open?
We know it's important customers are aware businesses are open, so where appropriate we will put up notices or display signs saying "Businesses open as usual".
Will the works be noisy?
The nature of roadworks and the equipment that we use means that works can be noisy. We will do everything we can to keep noise to the minimum possible.
Will works definitely start on the date shown on the information boards on-site and on roadworks.org?
We plan roadworks in advance, so to take into account bad weather or other delays, we give dates that cover the range of days that we could 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 boards on sites.
Why is there a long diversion in place?
When we close a road and put a diversion in place, it needs to be a route that can be accessed by all shapes and sizes of vehicles. We make the diversion as clear as possible, but people may choose to use other local roads. Read more about diversion routes for road closures.
The works have finished. Why have signs and barriers been left behind?
Sometimes we need to leave sites with barriers around them so that new surfaces can finish drying off. Often our teams are scheduled to collect the signs at a later date. Occasionally we may leave signs behind by mistake. If you do see them more than two weeks after we have finished, give us a call on 0345 606 6171 and we will come and collect them.
Contact Customer Services quickly and easily by webchat
- Your questions will be answered quicker on webchat.
- Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm (excluding bank holidays).
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Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suffolk County Council
Roads and transport
- How we manage highway maintenance
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- Apply for a highways licence
- Roads, pavements and verges
- Flooding and drainage
- Street lighting, traffic signals and pedestrian crossings
- Road adoption
- Traffic management and road safety
- Lorry management
- Public transport
- Transport strategy and planning
- Public rights of way
- Report a problem with a cycle lane
- Community Self-Help Scheme