This consultation has now closed.
Suffolk County Council is currently seeking your views on two bypass route options for the A12 between Saxmundham (A1094) and Wickham Market (B1078).
This four-and-a-half-mile section of single carriageway, links two dual carriageway sections of highway.
This section of the A12 suffers from problems with congestion, reliability, resilience, accidents, air quality problems and community severance.
A bypass route will alleviate congestion and community severance along this roadway. This project will support and deliver economic growth in east Suffolk enhancing the quality of life for residents.
The consultation is open from Tuesday 12 September and closed at 11:59pm on Wednesday 25 October 2017.
Map and details of the proposed bypass routes
View the two proposed bypass route options assessment map (PDF, 112KB).
It is important to remember that we are in an early stage of design, the options have been technically developed to a point where we are confident that they can be built.
Option 1 is a single carriageway route that begins at a new roundabout junction with the A1094 and the A12 Saxmundham bypass at Friday Street.
It then runs south to the east of the A12 and the four villages of Farnham, Stratford St. Andrew, Little Glemham and Marlesford crossing the rivers Alde and Ore on bridge structures.
It rejoins the current A12 alignment where the current dual carriageway Wickham Market bypass begins.
Option 2 is a dual carriageway route that begins at a new roundabout junction with the A1094 and the A12 Saxmundham bypass at Friday Street.
It then runs south to the east of the A12 and the four villages of Farnham, Stratford St. Andrew, Little Glemham and Marlesford crossing the rivers Alde and Ore on the bridge structures.
It rejoins the current A12 alignment immediately to the north of the A12/B1078 Wickham Market interchange.
Both options will:
- Reduce congestion on the A12
- Reduce traffic volumes through the four villages and their associated impacts, providing greater opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding
- Reduce community severance
- Provide more reliable journey times for people and businesses in east Suffolk
- Enhance access to economic opportunities
Consultation documents and frequently asked questions
6 Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL
|Wednesday 20 September 2017||10am to 6pm|
6 Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL
|Saturday 23 September 2017||10am to 6pm|
Have your say
This consultation is closed.
Planning and applications process
At the end of 2016, we successfully secured funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Large Local Major Schemes Programme to further develop the business case for the scheme with the aim to deliver improvements to this section of the A12.
We have been developing the case for investment and would like you get your feedback on the two possible route options to understand and incorporate your views in the business case, which will be submitted to the government before the end of the year.
View the timeline (PDF, 48KB).
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