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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Planned road closures:  June / July 2021 

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 one.network

Reason for closure

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

Work details 

Cycleway Kevelaer Way from The Crankles Until Bury St Edmunds Bridleway 014

Bury St Edmunds Bridleway 014, Bury St Edmunds – From Cycleway Kevelaer Way Going West For 45 Metres

Date of closure

12 July - 2 August 2021  

Diversion route

Bury St Edmunds Bridleway 014, Rougham Road A134, Southgate Street C763, Swan Lane U7527, Honey Hill C765, Cycleway Kevelaer Way and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Safety of operatives and the public during drainage works.

Date of closure

14 - 23 June 2021 

Diversion route

Hardwick Lane, Horsecroft Road, A143, Vinery Road and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Drainage improvements.

Date of closure

7 - 9 July 2021 

Diversion route

The Green, Abbey Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

 

 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching and surface dressing

Date of closure

21 - 26 June 2021 between 7pm and 7am 

Diversion route

B1078, A12, B1079 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Pothole Repairs

Date of closure

30 June 2021 between 9.30am and 2pm 

Diversion route

B1116, B1119 and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway resurfacing

20 MPH speed limit

B1078 Ashe Road Hacheston

B1116 The Street Hacheston from the A12 southbound slip on to Easton Road Hacheston.

Date of closure

28 June - 3 July 2021 between 7pm and 5am 

19:00 to 05:00

Diversion route

1) A12 south to A1152 junction – A12 north 

2) For north bound traffic – B1078 – B1438 – A12 no vice versa.

    For south bound traffic – B1078 – A12 – B1438 – B1078 no vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Pothole Repairs

Date of closure

29 - June 2021 between 9.30am and 3pm 

Diversion route

B1079, Manor Road, Blacksmiths Road, Church Road and vice versa.

Reason for closure

Road Repairs

Date of closure

1 July 2021 between 9.30am and 12pm 

Diversion route

B1127, A145, A146, A1145, A1117, A12, B1127 and vice versa.

Reason for closure

Surface dressing

Date of closure

8 - 13 July 2021 between 7pm and 7am 

Diversion route

B1127, Church Road, Benacre Road, Road from A12 to B1712, A12, B1127 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing

Date of closure

5 - 9 July 2021 between 9am and 4.30pm 

Diversion route

Eriswell Road, B1112, A1065, Brandon Road, A1101, Eriswell Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

21 - 25 June 2021 24hours 

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Theberton Road, Saxmundham Road, Buckleswood Lane, B1119 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Phase 1 Carriageway patching prior to Surface Dressing and removal of road studs

Phase 2 Surface Dressing, road-marking, and road stud renewal.

Date of closure

Phase 1: 17 - 21 May 2021 between 8pm and 6am 

Phase 2: 19 - 23 July 2021 between 8pm and 6am 

Diversion route

A1092, A1017, A143, A1302, A134 and vice-versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Pre surface dressing patching

Date of closure

12 - 16 July 2021 between 7am and 7pm 

with a return for associated works

Diversion route

The Street, Mendham Lane, Mendham Low Road, B1116, B1123 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

5 - 9 July 2021 24 hours a day 

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

Gules Green Lane, Daisy Hill, Metfield Road, Fressingfield Road, B1123 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Blocked or silted up road gully, not causing flooding

Date of closure

22 July 2021 between 9.30am and 3.30pm 

Diversion route

B1506, B1085 and Vice Versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Surface Dressing Revisit

work details 

C725 Whatfield Road, Nedging with Naughton – entire length

C725 New Road, Nedging with Naughton – entire length

C725 Naughton Road, Whatfield – entire length

Date of closure

24 - 25 June 2021 between 7.30am and 4.30pm 

Diversion route

The Street, The Green, Hadleigh Road, Whatfield Road, Cosford Road, Road from A1071 To 8417, A1071, A1141, B1115, B1078 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Surface dressing Revisit

Work details 

U8418 The Green, Nedging with Naughton – entire length

U8418 Semer Road, Nedging with Naughton – entire length

U8421 Semer Road, Whatfield – entire length

U8421 The Green, Whatfield – from Semer Road until The Street

Date of closure

22 - 24 June 2021 between 7.30am and 4pm 

Diversion route

New Road, Naughton Road, The Street and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Surface dressing

Work details 

B1078 Swilland Road, Otley

B1078 Road from Gibraltar Road to Swilland Road, Otley

B1078 Ashbocking Road, Swilland

B1078 Ashbocking Road, Witnesham – From Ashbocking Road to The Green

Date of closure

 7 - 10 July 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

Surface dressing and associated works.

Work details 

Phase 1 - B1438 Main Road, Pettistree from A12 Pettistree Northbound slip on to High Street

B1438 High Street, Wickham Market – Main Road to Chapel Lane

Phase 2 - B1438 High Street, Wickham Market – From Dallinghoo Road to Bordercot Lane

Phase 2 to will start on the completion of phase 1.

Date of closure

14 - 18 June 2021 between 7pm and 7am  

21 - 26 June 2021 between 7pm and 7am   

Diversion route

Phase 1.  Northbound, A12, B1078, B1438.

               Southbound, B1438, B1078, A12, B1438.

Diversion route map phase 1 

Phase 2. Northbound, B1438, A12, B1078.

              Southbound, B1078, A12, B1438. 

Diversion route map phase 2            

Reason for closure

Surface dressing and associated works

Date of closure

30 June - 8 July 2021 between 9am and 3pm 

Diversion route

B1113, A1066, B1077, A143, Diss Road, Botesdale and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway resurfacing works

Work details 

Phase 1.

U4629 Broomspath Road, Stowupland – all of

U4629Oak Road Stowupland. – all of

Phase 2.

U4629 Hornbeam Road Stowupland – From Chestnut Close to Maple Road

Phase 3

U4629 Felix Road Stowupland – all of

Date of closure

21 June - 23 July 2021 between 7.30am and 5pm 

Phase 2 & 3 to commence on completion of Phase 1

Diversion route

Phase 1.Hornbeam Road, Maple Road, B1115 Stowmarket Road, Thorney Green Road, Devon Road Stowupland and vice versa

Diversion route map for phase 1 

Phase 2. Maple Road, B1115 Stowmarket Road, Felix Road, Oak Road Stowupland and vice versa

Diversion route map for phase 2 

Phase 3. B1115 Stowmarket Road, Thorney Green Road, Devon Road, Broomspath Road Stowupland and vice versa

Diversion route map for phase 3 

Reason for closure

Drainage maintenance – Essential repairs to blocked gully network.

Date of closure

28 June - 12 July 2021 between 8am and 5pm 

Diversion route

Ipswich Road > C439 Needham Road > Poplar Hill > Ipswich Road> Hollingsworth Road > A1308 > C439 Needham Road and Ipswich Road > Hollingsworth Road > A1308 > C439 Needham Road

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Permanent Repairs to broken gully grate and frame

Date of closure

23 June 2021 between 9.30am and 12pm 

Diversion route

B1126, A1095, A12, B1126 and vice versa.

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

28 June - 2 July 2021   24hrs

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

B1116, B1123 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Surface dressing prep

Date of closure

12 - 16 July 2021 between 7am and 7pm

Diversion route

Whepstead Road, Folly Lane, 7421 From Golden Lane and Folly Lane to District Boundary, 7421 From Tuffields Road to District Boundary, Tuffields Road, B1066 and vice versa

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing.

Work details 

A12 London Road, Wrentham – Closed from outside Petmarsh Cottages property for 880 meters North Eastbound.

A12 London Road, Frostenden – Closed from London Road, Waveney, Wangford to outside Petmarsh Cottages property.

A12 London Road, Waveney, Wangford – Closed from London Road, Frostenden to outside Mill House Property.

Date of closure

16 - 25 June 2021 between 8pm and 5am (no weekend working)

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

A12, A145, A146, A1145, A12 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Drainage improvement works

Date of closure

21 July - 10 August 2021 

Diversion route

B1127 – A146 – B1384 – A1117 – A12 and vice versa