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A14 closure as new cycle bridge arrives to link north and south in Bury

Computer image of how the A14 cycle bridge may look ENGANL00120131015130316

Computer image of how the A14 cycle bridge may look ENGANL00120131015130316

Work on a new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A14 in Bury St Edmunds will begin on Friday.

The scheme, which local businesses objected to, will create a route over the A14 to Bury Town Centre, connecting the residential area on the north of the A14 on Northgate Avenue with Thingoe Hill.

Works associated with the bridge installation will include resurfacing of Malthouse Lane and new lighting in the area.

Installation of the bridge will require a road closure on the A14 on Friday and Saturday night between 7pm and 5am to minimise disruption. Local diversions will be in place.

Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said: “The connection between one side of Bury with the other is currently made difficult with the A14 running through the town. This bridge will provide a quick and safe link for pedestrians and cyclists to get into town.”

The route should be open by the end of April.

 

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