Repair works to close roads in Stowmarket

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Repair work on a major bridge in Stowmarket started today, closing a section of the A14 for two days.

The work, to carry out repairs and replace important components on the B1115 Stowupland Road Bridge that crosses the A14 at Stowmarket, will affect both the B1115 and the A14.

The west bound carriageway of the A14 was closed today - and is set to be closed tomorrow - between junction 49 and 50, as the Highways Agency installs traffic management for the repair work.

The bridge will be closed tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday, from 8pm to 6am.

Diversions will be in place.

There will be a 50mph speed restriction on the A14 in both directions for the duration of the work, which is due to be completed on August 26.

The work will involve repairing damage caused following a collision and the replacement of expansion joints.

Brian Pitkin, Highways Agency project sponsor, said: “We have planned to carry out two repair projects at the same time to reduce the disruption to local people and motorists. The repairs and joint replacement at the B1115 bridge are essential and we are aiming to complete the work before the busy August bank holiday.

“We do expect some slight delays to traffic of ten minutes or less during the weekend work and we advise drivers to plan their journeys and check conditions before they travel.”

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