Section 58/58a roadworks restrictions

Current and proposed Section 58/58a roadworks restrictions in Suffolk.

What is a Section 58 restriction?

A section 58 restriction, under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, allows a local authority to protect streets following the completion of substantial works. The aim is to prevent the new reinstatement being excavated by other works promoters and successive works from taking place in the same location.

Substantial works for this purpose are defined as: Works for Road Purposes which comprise a reconstruction, widening, alteration in the level, resurfacing or specialist non-skid surface dressing of the part of the highway concerned.

Statutory Undertakers are notified three months in advance to give them the opportunity to complete any planned or necessary works prior to the substantial roadworks being carried out by the Street Authority or their representatives. This process promotes improved works planning, prolongs the life of the road and helps to minimise disruption to road users.

Different periods of restriction apply depending on the type of work completed and the reinstatement category of that street, restriction durations can range from six months to five years.

In force Section 58/58a restrictions in date order

Where

Period of work

End of restriction

Work

Garland Street, Bury St Edmunds

4 May to 7 May 2021

7 May 2023

Resurfacing

Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds

10 to 13 May 2021

13 May 2023

Resurfacing

Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds

10 to 13 May 2021

13 May 2023

Resurfacing

High Baxter Street, Bury St Edmunds

10 to 14 May 2021

14 May 2023

Resurfacing

Upper Brook Street, Ipswich

24 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

Northgate Street, Ipswich

24 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

Well Street, Bury St Edmunds

17 to 21 May 2021

21 May 2023

Resurfacing

Main Road, Westerfield

26 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

Grundisburgh Road, Tuddenham St Martin

26 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

Main Road, Tuddenham St Martin

26 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

The Street, Tuddenham St Martin

26 to 29 May 2021

29 May 2023

Resurfacing

Bramford Road, Sproughton

1 to 9 June 2021

9 June 2023

Resurfacing

High Street, Sproughton

1 to 9 June 2021

9 June 2023

Resurfacing

Road from 8003 to A14, Rougham

21 to 25 June 2021

25 June 2023

Resurfacing

The Battlies, Rougham

21 to 25 June 2021

25 June 2023

Resurfacing

Eriswell Road, Holywell Row

5 to 9 July 2021

9 July 2023

Resurfacing

Leopold Road, Felixstowe

12 to 16 July 2021

16 July 2023

Resurfacing

York Crescent, Claydon

28 to 30 July 2021

30 July 2023

Resurfacing

Landseer Road, Ipswich

29 July to 16 August 2019

16 August 2024

Reconstruction

Blyburgate, Beccles

2 to 7 August 2021

7 August 2023

Resurfacing

Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds

2 to 16 September 2019

12 September 2024

Reconstruction

Cornhill, Ipswich

29 January to 21 November 2018

21 November 2023

Reconstruction

Proposed Section 58/58a restrictions in date order

Where

Period of work

End of restrictions

Work

Pot Kiln Road, Great Cornard

6 to 9 April 2021

9 April 2023

Resurfacing

Newmarket Road, Barton Mills

26 April to 1 May 2021

1 May 2023

Resurfacing

Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds

10 to 14 May 2021

14 May 2023

Resurfacing

Lowe Baxter Street, Bury Edmunds

13 to 14 May 2021

14 May 2023

Resurfacing

Church Row, Bury St Edmunds

20 to 26 May 2021

26 May 2023

Resurfacing

Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds

20 to 26 May 2021

26 May 2023

Resurfacing

Road from Copdock Mill Interchange to London Road, Pinewood

30 May to 14 June 2021

14 June 2023

Resurfacing

Scrivener Drive, Pinewood

30 May to 14 June 2021

14 June 2023

Resurfacing

Palmcroft Road, Ipswich

7 to 11 June 2021

11 June 2023

Resurfacing

Castleton Way, Yaxley

16 to 20 August 2021

20 August 2023

Resurfacing

Castleton Way, Eye

16 to 20 August 2021

20 August 2023

Resurfacing

Easlea Road, Bury St Edmunds

28 June to 3 July 2021

3 July 2023

Resurfacing

From Needham Road to Cedars Park roundabout, Stowmarket

12 to 17 July 2021

17 July 2023

Resurfacing

Maryon Road, Ipswich 

19 to 23 July 2021

23 July 2023

Resurfacing

Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich 

19 to 23 July 2021

23 July 2023

Resurfacing

Dales View Road, Ipswich 

21 to 23 July 2021 

23 July 2023

Resurfacing

Park view Road, Ipswich

21 to 23 July 2021 

23 July 2023

Resurfacing

Lower Dales View Road, Ipswich

21 to 23 July 2021 

23 July 2023

Resurfacing

Dales Road, Ipswich

25 July 2021

25 July 2023

Resurfacing

Westholme Road, Ipswich

26 to 28 July 2021

25 July 2023

Resurfacing

Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich 

25 to 28 October 2021

28 October 2023

Resurfacing

Bacon Road, Claydon

30 July to 4 August 2021

4 August 2023

Resurfacing

Bacon Road, Barham 

30 July to 4 August 2021  

4 August 2023

Resurfacing

Hickling Drive, Bury St Edmunds

23 to 27 August 2021

27 August 2023

Resurfacing

Fordham Road, Newmarket

5 to 12 August 2021

12 August 2023

Resurfacing

Works during a restriction

Works can only be undertaken during a restriction if the works fall within the category of exempt works or with the Street Authority’s (Suffolk County Council’s) consent. Promoters should be prepared to discuss their proposed works, and the reason for exemption, with the authority prior to submitting a permit.

Exempt works and reduced restrictions

This includes:

  • works that do not involve the breaking up or excavating of the highway
  • a new service or supply to a customer
  • immediate works i.e., burst water main, gas escape or loss of power
  • works to comply with either an improvement notice or prohibition notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive under sections 21 or 22 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • works carried out under regulation 16(3)(b) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  • works carried out to comply with a programme approved under regulation 13A of the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 that could not have been identified before the restriction began.

Customer connections

If a request is received for a new customer connection, and it's not possible to carry out the works before the restriction comes into force, the works must not be undertaken for at least 20 working days (date restriction commences plus 19 days) following the completion of the substantial works.