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Mount Road section in Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, closed for 14 weeks until April

By Newsdesk Bury

A section of Mount Road will be closed for 14 weeks while a roundabout is created and sewage work is completed.

Roadworks will begin on Monday, January 7, from the junction of Lady Miriam Way to Battlies Green Corner in the Moreton Hall Estate in Bury St Edmunds.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “There will be a 24 hour road closure along the section until April 12.

The road will be closed for 14 weeks (6321762)
The road will be closed for 14 weeks (6321762)

“This road closure is to allow works to be carried out to form a new roundabout with sewers as per the section 278 agreement. There will be access for pedestrians and cyclists at all times.”

A diversion is in place along Sow Lane, Rougham Tower Avenue and back along Lady Miriam Way - adding an estimated four minutes to a journey.

Appledown Drive resident Cliff Hind, chairman of Moreton Hall Residents’ Association, said he only heard news of the closure on Thursday, January 3.

This is despite his wife Diane Hind’s connections as a Labour councillor for St Edmundsbury.

The map of the diversion (6321687)
The map of the diversion (6321687)

Mr Hind said: “None of us knew anything about them. Somewhere along the line there has been some problem with communication.

“We will wait to see how much it will impact on travel.”

Independent Suffolk county councillor Trevor Beckwith, who represents Moreton Hall, said had not been told either.

“The diversion could be worse, it is better (to send traffic the way it is) than down Skyliner Way,” he said. “The traffic will not be monstrous.

“It is all work associated with the Lark Grange development. The work is needed and the bigger issue might be why we were not informed.”

Suffolk County Council has been approached for further comment.

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