Private Developer - A14/J56 Wherstead Interchange

The two roundabouts at the A14/J56 Wherstead interchange, and the associated slip roads will be closed over the next two weekends.

This is to facilitate the construction of a new industrial/logistics development adjacent to the A137 and J56 interchange. Further information can be found on the junction 56 website. 

Work started in March 2022 and in order to facilitate the final resurfacing works, full weekend closures of the A137 interchange and associated slip roads are required, the work will be completed in two phases.

From Saturday 6th August (6.00am) until Monday 8th August (6.00am) - The first phase will include a full closure of the south roundabout of the interchange and the A137 from the overpass (Bridge) to ‘The Street’ Wherstead. Both associated westbound slip roads will also be closed. 

Saturday 13th August (overnight only) and Sunday 14th August (overnight only) between 7pm and 6am - The second phase will include a full closure of the north roundabout of the interchange and the A137 from the overpass (Bridge) to the mini roundabout at the B1456/A137 and Wherstead Road. Both associated south slip roads will also be closed.

You can view the most up to date planned roadworks information for England's strategic road network on the National Highways website.

South diversion route plan

North diversion route plan 

Diversion for traffic diverted at Nacton interchange (A14 Jct 57):

A1189 Nacton Road, Ransomes Way, A1156 Felixstowe Road, Bishops Hill, Fore Hamlet, Fore Street, Salthouse Street, Key Street, College Street, A137 Bridge Street, Vernon Street, Hawes Street and Wherstead Road.

HGV Diversion

A1189 Nacton Road, Ransomes Way, A1156 Felixstowe Road, A1189 Bixley Road, Heath Road, A1214 Woodbridge Road East, Colchester Road, Valley Road, Chevallier Street, Yarmouth Road, A137 West End Road, Chancery Road, Grafton Way, Bridge Street, Vernon Street, Hawes Street and Wherstead Road.

Diversion for traffic diverted from The Strand roundabout wanting to access A14 Eastbound (via Nacton Interchange):

A137 Wherstead Road, Hawes Street, Vernon Street, Bridge Street, A1156 Star Lane, Grimwade Street, Fore Street, Fore Hamlet, Bishops Hill, A1156 Felixstowe Road, A1189 Ransomes Way and Nacton Road.

HGV Diversion

A137 Wherstead Road, Hawes Street, Vernon Street, Bridge Street, Grafton Way, Commercial Road, West End Road, A1214 Yarmouth Road, Chevallier Street, Valley Road, Colchester Road, Woodbridge Road East, A1189 Heath Road, Bixley Road, A1156 Felixstowe Road, A1189 Ransomes Way and Nacton Road.

Diversion for traffic Diverted from Copdock interchange (A14 Jct 55):

A1214 (road from Copdock mill interchange to London Road), A137 West End Road, Chancery Road, Grafton Way, Bridge Street, Vernon Street, Hawes Street and Wherstead Road.

Diversion for traffic diverted from The Strand roundabout wanting to access A14 westbound (via Copdock Interchange):

A137 Bridge Street, Vernon Street, Hawes Street, Wherstead Road and A1214 London Road (road from Copdock mill interchange to London Road).

 

 

Nigel Leggett, Site Manager for Danaher & Walsh

Mobile number - 07857205344

Email address - nigel.leggett@danaherandwalsh.co.uk