Work to create more space for motorists in south east Ipswich to begin this month


Suffolk Highways will be returning to south east Ipswich this month to increase vehicle capacity for motorists exiting the Havens.

suffolkHighways southeast ipswichThe work, which will take five weeks, will begin on Monday, November 20 and was proposed when a Suffolk Highways scheme to increase vehicle capacity on the roads along Nacton Road, Ransomes Way and Felixstowe Road was completed in 2015.

The five weeks of work will widen the approach from The Havens to the Nacton Road roundabout to create an additional third lane, which will increase entry capacity. Two lanes will also be marked and signed along The Havens from the David Lloyd roundabout to improve capacity and support the new road layout.

Throughout the works The Havens will be reduced to one lane of traffic and the outer lane of the roundabout connecting Nacton Road and The Havens will be closed. A 30mph speed limit will also be in place at all times.

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Ipswich, said:

“These works are another example of us working to make things better for motorists in and around Ipswich.

“While there will be unavoidable disruption while we improve the junction, the benefits of this additional lane will improve journeys for people and businesses in the area.”