The improvements will include:
- Widening and reconstructing the shared foot and cycle path
- The scheme will also result in upgraded street lighting and a new toucan crossing
The construction work will be completed on Friday 20 April.
Overnight resurfacing - 30 April 2018
The below road closures will be in place from 7pm and 5am each night between 30 April and 4 May to complete the resurfacing and lining.
Closure 1 - Out Northgate - From Northgate Street roundabout to Station Hill
Closure 2 - Northgate Street - From Northgate roundabout to 50m past Cotton Lane
View full road closure and diversion route details for phase 1 (PDF, 1MB).
Closure 1 - Tayfen Road - From Northgate roundabout to Tayfen Terrace
Closure 2 - Northgate Street - From Northgate roundabout to 50m past cotton Lane
View full road closure and diversion route details for phase 2 (PDF, 1.1MB).
Overnight working - 27 March 2018 - Complete
Overnight works are due to start on Tuesday 27 March 2018 and will continue for three nights. Work will begin to install kerbing and resurface the entrance between Majestic Wines and Capricorn Carpets along Out Northgate.
The works are taking place overnight to limit disruption to the businesses and car park users. During the day, access to businesses will be available at all times.
The works are due to take place between 7pm and 7am each night. We will ensure that noisy operations are completed by midnight each night and disruption is kept to a minimum for the duration of the works.
Phase 1: Tayfen Road - Complete
Start date: Monday 22 January 2018
Planned end date: Saturday 24 February 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
The first phase of the improvements will involve installing the toucan crossing at the junction with the roundabout and Tayfen Road. The shared footpath/cycle path will be widened and reconstructed and whilst the road closure is in place, part of Tayfen Road will be resurfaced.
Tayfen Road will be closed for the first four weeks of phase 1. Temporary traffic signals will be operating to support the traffic flow for the duration of this closure.
Tayfen Road, Station Hill, Fornham Road and vice versa.
The outer lane of the Northgate roundabout will be closed for the full duration of the junction improvements.
Update: 16 February 2018
To complete additional footway reconstruction works along Tayfen Road, it will be necessary for the road closure to be extended until Friday 23 February 2018. If possible, the road closure will be removed earlier.
The overnight resurfacing due to take place during phase 1 will now be completed at the end of the junction improvements along with the traffic signal switch on.
Phase 2: Out Northgate - Complete
Start date: Monday 26 February 2018
Planned end date: Saturday 7 April 2018
Duration: 6 weeks
The shared footpath and cycle path will be widened and reconstructed along the Tayfen Road side of Out Northgate.
Traffic management and restricted parking
For the duration of the second phase, the lane in the direction away from the roundabout will be closed along with the outer lane of the roundabout remaining closed.
Parking along Out Northgate will be suspended for the duration of phase 2.
Tayfen Road, Station Hill
Suffolk Highways has planned these works to be delivered six days a week (Monday – Saturday) to reduce the length of time on site.
Information for residents and businesses
Pedestrian access will be available to properties and businesses in the area immediately around each phase of the works. Staff on site will be able to answer any questions and help you safely get in or out of the area. Once any road closure is in place, vehicular access to your property may be temporarily unavailable for periods of 15-20 minutes, for example, if we are digging up the road outside your property or laying a new surface. We will work to ensure this is kept to a minimum. Through traffic will be required to follow the signed diversion.
Businesses: We understand that businesses need to know that customers can still visit so, where appropriate, we will display “Businesses open as usual” signs.
Noise: We will use vehicles, heavy machinery and equipment that will create noise; however we will keep the noise to a minimum where possible.
Other services have been notified of these works including emergency services, local bus operators and St Edmundsbury Borough Council for bin collections.
Contact us and give feedback
If you have any questions during the works, please speak to staff on site. Alternatively, you can contact us by:
- web chat by selecting 'chat with us' in the right hand corner
- phone 0345 606 6171
We would also be grateful for feedback on how the works were carried out and what you think of the result to help us improve our service.
Give your thoughts by completing our online feedback form.
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