Bury St Edmunds road closure could cause extra traffic in town centre this week
Motorists could face extra traffic around Bury St Edmunds town centre this week due to a road closure to fix a gas leak.
Cadent have found the source of a gas leak beneath Tayfen Road and have closed the road from the Out Northgate roundabout to the Station Hill roundabout.
Vehicles will be redirected via Station Hill.
The road closure is until Friday, March 13.
It is expected to cause extra traffic as Tayfen Road is part of a diversion route for the ongoing Angel Hill roadworks which are due to finish on March 27.
A Suffolk Highways spokesman said: "In recent weeks, Cadent has been searching for the source of a gas leak in Bury St Edmunds, which has now been located beneath Tayfen Road.
"Unfortunately, to fix the problem, a road closure is required until Friday, March 13.
"Thankfully, this does not severely affect Suffolk Highways’ diversion route (related to the ongoing maintenance of Angel Hill) as vehicles can be redirected via Station Hill, however it will likely cause further congestion around the town centre.
"If a utility company (such as Cadent) deem their work to be ‘urgent’ in the case of an emergency, Suffolk Highways do not have the authority to stop them from undertaking maintenance.
"We can only work with them to minimise disruption to members of the public as much as possible.
"We have been in contact with Cadent and all diversionary signs located around Tayfen Road have been amended to clearly direct vehicles in accordance with this change in circumstances."
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