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Bury St Edmunds Tollgate junction improvements chosen after consultation

A council has chosen a package of changes for a key junction in Bury St Edmunds following a consultation.

Suffolk County Council sought residents’ views on three options to improve Tollgate junction.

The option chosen will see extra lanes added to both Tollgate Lane and Fornham Road and a new pedestrian crossing will be installed at the Fornham Road junction by Tollgate pub.

The existing Tollgate junction (34139847)
The existing Tollgate junction (34139847)

Following public feedback, the plans will also include a right turn from Mildenhall Road to Tollgate Lane and ‘improved facilities’ for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cllr Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways, thanked those who took part in the consultation and attended two drop-in events with 321 responses and more than 140 attendees.

He said: “These improvements will enhance access for vehicles around the North West area of Bury St Edmunds and provide better connection for pedestrians and cyclists to the train station and the town centre, promoting sustainable modes of transport in the town.”

Cllr Reid said work is due to start in early 2021 depending on the situation with coronavirus.

Funding will be provided by Abbeygate Sixth Form and Marham Park with a contribution from Suffolk County Council.

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