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Bury St Edmunds Angel Hill and Crown Street works: Access and diversion details for £150,000 project




Access and diversion details have been revealed for a £150,000 roadworks project on a key Bury St Edmunds route.

Suffolk Highways plans to repair areas of blockwork and improve two crossing points at Angel Hill and Crown Street between February 17 and March 27.

They will also upgrade and reprogramme traffic lights at the Northgate Street junction.

Angel Hill / Crown Street diversion. Picture: one.network (27203061)
Angel Hill / Crown Street diversion. Picture: one.network (27203061)

The works require Angel Hill and Crown Street to be closed in two phases with the first from Honey Hill to Northgate Street and the second from Churchgate Street to The Athenaeum.

In the first phase, vehicles travelling from Crown Street will be provided access to Churchgate Street and Angel Hill and those entering Angel Hill via Abbeygate Street may turn left and proceed via Northgate or Eastgate Street.

In the second, vehicles travelling from Northgate or Eastgate Street can access Angel Hill and those travelling from Crown Street can access Churchgate Street.

Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds looking towards Crown Street where replacing uneven blocks and roadworks will close the road. Picture: Andy Abbott
Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds looking towards Crown Street where replacing uneven blocks and roadworks will close the road. Picture: Andy Abbott

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

To alleviate parking issues for Zone D permit holders, West Suffolk Council will allow them to use Ram Meadow car park for free.

Suffolk Highways is unable to provide an exact date when the road closure will switch from phases one to two but stakeholders and residents of Angel Hill and Crown Street will be updated once works have started.

Cllr Andrew Reid, cabinet member for highways, transport and rural affairs, said: "I am delighted that the longstanding road surface issues on Angel Hill and Crown Street in Bury St. Edmunds are soon to be addressed by Suffolk Highways.

"A lot of planning and collaborative work has taken place to ensure disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum while this maintenance is carried out.

"While Suffolk Highways understand that there is never a good time to close roads as important as Angel Hill and Crown Street, we hope that both residents and visitors of Bury St. Edmunds will appreciate and benefit from the improved road surface in the future”.


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