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

Main Road, Kesgrave (footway)

1 to 31 August 2022

20 August 2025

Reconstruction

Westley Road, Fornham All Saints

1 August to 8 August

7 August 2024

Resurfacing

Cumberland Street, Woodbridge (footway)

18 July to 29 July 2022

29 July 2025

Footway reconstruction

Chalkstone Way, Haverhill

11 to 12 July 2022

12 July 2024

Resurfacing

Rands Way, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Packard Avenue, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Kings Way, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Shackleton Road, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Rands Circle, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Queens Way, Ipswich

3 July 2022

3 July 2024

Resurfacing

Congreve Road, Ipswich

20 June to 22 July 2022

22 July 2025

Reconstruction

A12 Bucklesham, Bucklesham

20 to 25 June 2022

24 June 2024

Resurfacing

A12 Brightwell, Brightwell

20 to 25 June 2022

24 June 2024

Resurfacing

Foxhall Road, Foxhall

20 to 25 June 2022

24 June 2024

Resurfacing

London Road, Thorington

13 to 15 June 2022

15 June 2024

Resurfacing 

London Road, Blythburgh

13 to 15 June 2022

15 June 2024

Resurfacing

Main Road (A12), Benhall

8 to 11 June 2022

11 June 2024

Resurfacing

A12 Saxmundham, Saxmundham

8 to 11 June 2022

11 June 2024

Resurfacing

A12 Melton, Melton

30 May to 8 June 2022

8 June 2024

Resurfacing

Woods Lane, Melton

30 May to 8 June 2022

8 June 2024

Resurfacing

Grove Road, Woodbridge

30 May to 8 June 2022

8 June 2024

Resurfacing

A12 Hasketon, Hasketon

30 May to 8 June 2022

8 June 2024

Resurfacing

Low Street, Hoxne

16 to 24 May 2022

24 May 2024

Resurfacing

Low Street, Brome and Oakley

16 to 24 May 2022

24 May 2024

Resurfacing

Waldringfield Road, Brightwell

16 to 21 May 2022

21 May 2024

Resurfacing

Foxhall Road, Ipswich

5 to 12 May 2022

12 May 2024

Resurfacing

Oliver Road, Bury St Edmunds

22 to 23 February 2022

23 February 2024

Resurfacing

Road from Copdock Mill Interchange to London Road, Pinewood

13 to 21 March 2022

21 March 2024

Resurfacing

Scrivener Drive, Pinewood

13 to 21 March 2022

21 March 2024

Resurfacing

Ballingdon Hill Industrial Estate, Sudbury

19 to 23 April 2021 

22 April 2023

Resurfacing

Cotton Lane, Wickham Skeith 

6 to 9 April 2021 

9 April 2023 

Resurfacing

Westholme Road, Ipswich  

26 to 28 July 2021

28 July 2023

Resurfacing

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

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

Lower 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

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

Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich

16 to 18 August 2021

18 August 2023

Resurfacing

Hickling Drive, Bury St Edmunds

23 to 27 August 2021

27 August 2023

Resurfacing

Palmcroft Road, Ipswich

31 August 2021

31 August 2023

Resurfacing

Westholme Road, Ipswich

1 September 2021

1 September 2023

Resurfacing

Dales Road, Ipswich

5 to 12 September 2021

12 September 2023

Resurfacing

Dales View Road, Ipswich

2 to 7 September 2021

7 September 2023

Resurfacing

Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds

2 to 16 September 2019

12 September 2024

Reconstruction

Bacon Road, Barham

16 to 18 September 2021

18 September 2023

Resurfacing

Bacon Road, Claydon

16 to 18 September 2021

18 September 2023

Resurfacing

Well Street, Bury St Edmunds

27 to 29 September 2021

29 September 2023

Resurfacing

Maryon Road, Ipswich

19 August to 6 September 2021

6 September 2023

Resurfacing

Church Row, Bury St Edmunds

30 September  to 1 October 2021

1 October 2023

Resurfacing

Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds

4 to 5 October 2021

5 October 2023

Resurfacing

Easlea Road, Bury St Edmunds

11 to 15 October 2021

15 October 2023

Resurfacing

Pot Kiln Road, Great Cornard

18 to 21 October 2021

21 October 2023

Resurfacing

Castleton Way, Yaxley

20 to 28 November 2021

28 November 2023

Resurfacing

Castleton Way, Eye

20 to 28 November 2021

28 November 2023

Resurfacing

Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich 

25 to 29 October 2021

29 October 2023

Resurfacing

Newmarket Road, Barton Mills

8 to 11 November 2021

11 November 2023

Resurfacing

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

The Fairway, Lowestoft 30 August to 28 October 2022 27 October 2025 Footway reconstruction
Chedgrave Road, Lowestoft 30 August to 28 October 2022 27 October 2025 Footway reconstruction
Castle Hill, Beccles 5 September to 11 November 2022 11 November 2022 Footway reconstruction
Belstead Road, Ipswich 12 September to 17 September 2022 16 September 2024 Resurfacing
Grove lane, Ipswich 3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
St Ives Close, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
St Michaels Close, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Bude Close, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Truro Crescent, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Bodmin Close, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Padstow Road, Kesgrave  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Queens Way, Ipswich  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Brunswick Road, Ipswich  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Renfrew Road, Ipswich  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Sheldrake Drive, Ipswich  3 October to 3 November 2022  2 November 2025  Footway reconstruction
Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds 17 October to 4 November 2022 3 November 2025 Footway reconstruction
Bridgwater Road, Ipswich 24 to 28 October 2022 27 October 2024 Resurfacing
Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich 24 to 28 October 2022 27 October 2024 Resurfacing
Belmont Road, Ipswich 24 to 28 October 2022 27 October 2024 Resurfacing
Leopold Road, Ipswich 31 October to 25 November 2022 2 November 2025 Footway reconstruction
Colchester Road, Ipswich  7 November to 16 December 2022 15 December 2025 Footway reconstruction
Fordham Road, Newmarket 14 November to 26 November 2022 26 November 2024 Resurfacing
Westbury Road, Ipswich 14 November to 16 December 2022 15 December 2025 

Footway reconstruction

Ascot Drive, Ipswich 5 to 23 December 2022 22 December 2025

Footway reconstruction

Belmont Road, Ipswich 3 October to 2 November 2022 2 November 2025

Footway reconstruction

Normanston Drive, Lowestoft 16 to 21 January 2023 20 January 2025

Resurfacing

Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft 16 to 21 January 2023 20 January 2025

Resurfacing

New Barn, Barrow 23 January to 4 February 2023 3 February 2025

Resurfacing

Symonds Road, Great Saxham 23 January to 4 February 2023 3 February 2025

Resurfacing

Norwich Road, Ipswich 6 to 18 February 2023 17 February 2025

Resurfacing

College Road, Framlingham 20 to 24 February 2023 23 February 2025

Resurfacing

Well Close Square, Framlingham 20 to 24 February 2023 23 February 2025

Resurfacing

Albert Place, Framlingham 20 to 24 February 2023 23 February 2025 Resurfacing
Double Street, Framlingham 6 to 8 March 2023 7 March 2025 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.