Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks

List of temporary road closures and planned diversions for roadworks carried out by Suffolk Highways.

Read our pages below for more information:

Planned road closures:  July / August 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

Carriageway Resurfacing

Date of closure

30 July – 2 August 2021 between 9am and 4pm

Diversion route

Edinburgh Gardens, Thornhill Road, Church Lane, Kirby Rise, Phillipps Road and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Blocked gullys and pipework

Date of closure

2 August 2021 between 9.30am and 3.30pm 

Diversion route

Diversion 1 - Gillingham Dam, Loddon Road, A146, A145, Station Road, Newgate, Blyburgate, Exchange Square, Smallgate, Old Market.

 Diversion 2 - Saltgate, The Walk, Market Street, Station Road, A145, A146, Loddon Road, Gillingham Dam.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway Repairs

Work details 

Phase 1: U1501 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Beccles & U1501 Oak Lane, Beccles – From St Andrews Road until 57m after Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Phase 2: U1501 Duke Street, Beccles

Phase 3: U1501 Sir John Leman Road, Beccles

Phase 4: U1501 Banham Road, Beccles

Date of closure

Phase 1: 23/08/2021 to 31/08/2021           

Phase 2: 31/08/2021 to 02/09/2021                               

Phase 3: 03/09/2021 to 07/09/2021

Phase 4: 07/09/2021 to 15/09/2021              

Phase 2 to start on completion of phase 1 and so on.

Diversion route

Phase 1: Banham Road, Coney Hill and vice versa

 Diversion route map 1 

Phase 2: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Sir John Leman Road, Banham Road and vice versa

 Diversion route map 2 

Phase 3: Queen Elizabeth Drive, Duke Street, Banham Road and vice versa

 Diversion route map 3 

Phase 4: Coney Hill, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Oak Lane and vice versa

Diversion route map 4 

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

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

26 - 30 July 2021 

Diversion route

Phase 1 - Buxhall Road, B1115, Bury Road, Dale Road and vice versa

Diversion route map

Phase 2 - Cooks Green, Brettenham Road, Buxhall Road, B1115, Bury Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing

Date of closure

28 - 29 July 2021 between 9am and 4.30pm 

Diversion route

Norwich Road, Ipswich Road, Church Lane and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Works to remove a dead tree

Date of closure

26 July 2021 between 9am and 4pm 

Diversion route

B1113, A143, A140, A1120, B1115, B1113 and vice versa

Diversion route map 1 

Diversion route map 2

Reason for closure

Drainage Investigation

Date of closure

9 August to 1 September 2021 between  8.30am and 5pm 

Diversion route

New Street – Top Road – B1118 – Battersea Hill – Rattlerow Hill – Stradbroke Road  and vice versa

Diversion route map 

 

Reason for closure

Replace sections of damaged kerbing, topsoil and seed to verges, widening to concrete driveway accesses, drainage improvements involving deep excavation up to 3 metres deep

Date of closure

19 August 2021 to 6 September 2021 between 8.3am and 4pm 

Diversion route

Clapgate Lane, Landseer Road, Nacton Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing (Kempton Road junction)

Date of closure

31 August 2021 between 9am and 4.30pm 

Diversion route

Diversion 1 - Palmcroft Road, Congreve Road, Dryden Road, Palmcroft Road and vice versa

South Bound - Palmcroft Road, Congreve Road, Dryden Road no vice versa

North Bound - Palmcroft Road, Dryden Road no vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing

Date of closure

16 - 20 August 2021 between 9am and 4.30pm 

Diversion route

Mallard Way, Hawthorne Drive, Birkfield Drive and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Drainage improvement scheme consisting of; Installing 6no. new gullies, 60m of new pipework (avg 1m deep in both carriageway and verge), 3no. new catchpits (avg 1.5m deep in both carriageway and verge), pipe road crossing to link drainage systems, 50m2 hedge and vegetation clearance, and new concrete sandbag headwall construction at outfall in the watercourse.

Date of closure

11 - 31 August 2021 (Road closed 24hrs/day to through traffic)

Diversion route

B1070, A1071, B1070 and Vice Versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

29 - 30 July 2021 

With a return to the site for associated works

Diversion route

Nether Street, High Road, Quaker Lane, Church Road, Beyton Road, The Street and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing.

Work details 

C703 Bury Road, Hitcham

C703 Bury Road, Brettenham closed  from Bury Road, Hitcham to road between A1141 & C703,.

Date of closure

16 - 18 August 2021 24 hours   

Diversion route

B1115 – A1141 – Hall Road, Present St Mary – Whelp Street – Hall Road, Brent Eleigh – The Street – Mill Lane – road between A1141 & C703 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

 

 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching and surface dressing 

Date of closure

Patching works  9 - 13 August 2021         

Surfacing dressing to take place under temporary 15 minute stop and go between 17 - 24 August 2021 

Diversion route

School Road, Mill Road, B1069 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

9 - 13 August 2021 24 hour a day 

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

B1121, A1094, B1069, Mill Road, School Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

26 - 30 July 2021 - 24 hours each day

With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

B1069, A1094, B1121, Grove Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

 

Reason for closure

TM in place to enable expansion joint on carriageway and verges

Date of closure

23 - 27 August 2021 between 7am and 5pm 

Diversion route

B1112, A1065, B1112 and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Footway works - Construction order to raise the kerbs and footway outside number 92 to stop footway flooding.

Date of closure

31 August - 2 September 2021 

Diversion route

B1122, B1353, B1069, B1122 and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

23 - 27 August 2021                       

 With a return to site for associated works

Diversion route

 A1117, Colville Road, Lowestoft, Westwood Avenue, Lowestoft, Broadwaters Road, Lowestoft and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

19 - 23 July 2021  24hours 

With a return to the site for associated works

Diversion route

Sandpit Hill, B1123, Mendham Road, Withersdale Road 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

Carriageway patching prior to surface dressing

Date of closure

2 - 6 August 2021 24 hours a day 

Diversion route

South elmham road - Foxes lane - Withersdale road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing.

Date of closure

5 - 12 August 2021 between 8pm and 6am 

Diversion route

A142 – A1304 – A1303 – A14 and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

To carry out pre surface dressing patching and minor drainage repairs

Date of closure

19 - 23 July 2021 

Diversion route

A143, Lion Road and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Junction improvements, including kerb realignment, signing and road marking.

Date of closure

16 - 20 August 2021 24 hours each day 

Diversion route

The Green, Upper Rose Lane, Priory Road 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

28 June to 30 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 1 

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

Diversion route map 2 

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

Diversion route map 3

Reason for closure

Surface dressing and associated works

Date of closure

19 - 23 July 2021 

Diversion route

A1071, A1214, A12, Cuckoo Farm way, Via Urbis Romanae, A134, A1071 and vice-versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Resurfacing

Date of closure

20 - 24 July 2021 between 7pm and 5am 

Diversion route

Church Street, Friars Street, Station Road, Great Eastern Road, King Street, B1115, A131, A134, A131 and no vice versa

Diversion route map 

Diversion Route for HGV Traffic

A131 – A1124 – A133 – A134 – A131 no vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Road marking works.

Date of closure

9 - 11 August 2021 between 9.30am and 3pm

Diversion route

Barton Road, Thurston Road, Great Barton, Pakenham Road, Thurston Road, Pakenham, Ixworth Road, Norton Road and vice versa.

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Lining and Road Studs.

Work details 

A143 Diss Road Wattisfield - from Hinderclay Road Wattisfield to Snape Hill Rickinghall Inferior.

A143 Snape Hill, Rickinghall Inferior

A143 Diss Road, Rickinghall Inferior

A143 from junction U5422 to C580, Botesdale

Date of closure

19 - 23 July 2021 between 8pm and 6am 

Diversion route

A143, A1088, A1066, A140, A143 and vice versa

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway patching for surface dressing

Date of closure

26 July - 5 August 2021     

Diversion route

B1123, A144, B1117, B1116 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

Reason for closure

To complete the white line and stud work 

Date of closure

16 - 20 August 2021 between 8pm and 5am 

Diversion route

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

Diversion route map 

Reason for closure

Carriageway Potholes

Date of closure

16 August 2021 between 9.30am and 12pm 

Diversion route

A1120, A12, B1119, B1120, A1120 and Vice Versa.

Diversion route map