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Ipswich: Delayed Travel Ipswich roadworks at Barrack Corner finally nearing completion

PUBLISHED: 09:13 17 June 2014

On going roadworks on Barrack corner, Ipswich.

On going roadworks on Barrack corner, Ipswich.

Work to install a new cycle crossing at Barrack Corner on Norwich Road in Ipswich should finally be finished this week after taking twice as long as planned.

Construction work at the site – part of the £21 million Travel Ipswich project – started on April 14 and was due to be completed within five weeks.

However the work has now run into its tenth week after contractors encountered unforeseen problems. A spokesman for the county council said that while there had been a delay, this had not interfered with traffic using Norwich Road.

The new traffic lights will be synchronised with the existing pedestrian crossing outside the Co-op about 100 metres away to ensure that vehicles are not stopped twice.

Engineers were confident that the work would be completed this week – allowing the creation a new cycle route from Portman Road to north Ipswich.

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Olympian Victoria Pendleton suited up in full body armour to try her hand at jousting in the grounds of a Suffolk castle.

A hundred tonnes of baled straw was alight in Essex this evening.

Multimillion pound street improvements have been completed to regenerate an area of severe deprivation in north Essex.

A class of eight and nine year olds visited Hartismere Place care as part of the Archie Project, an initiative set-up by the charity Reminiscence Learning and introduced by Care UK at the home.

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