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Stalled work to move pedestrian crossing in Great Barton will restart on November 25

Stalled works to move a pedestrian crossing on a busy route through a village near Bury St Edmunds will restart towards the end of next month.

Suffolk Highways began work last month to relocate the crossing, in The Street, Great Barton, to outside the Church Institute Hall.

The move aims to combat high levels of air pollution as the crossing was surrounded by buildings and high trees, which created a 'canyon effect' and prevented car fumes from dispersing.

The Street, Great Barton. Picture: Google
The Street, Great Barton. Picture: Google

However, the work was halted after utility cables were discovered beneath the footway which were too shallow for the works to continue safely.

A solution has now been reached following discussions with BT and UKPN.

A Suffolk Highways spokesman said: "Work will now begin on Monday, November 25 for three weeks to remove the old crossing and install the new pedestrian crossing outside the Church Institute Hall.

"Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during this time followed by a full road closure along The Street between School Road and Church Road for two nights from Monday, December 16 between 7.30pm and 5am for resurfacing and lining works.

"The diversion route for the road closure will be A143, A134, A11, A1066, A1088 Thetford Road and vice versa.

"Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the delay in these improvement works."

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