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Ipswich: Busy junction on Spring Road re-opens

13:52 15 March 2014

Part of Spring Road was closed while the work was completed.

Part of Spring Road was closed while the work was completed.

Spring Road in Ipswich reopened on Saturday lunchtime, four days after it was closed after a depression developed in the surface.

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The road has been closed between the Cauldwell Hall Road and St Helen’s Street junctions since early on Tuesday morning – causing major problems for drivers on one of the busiest roads into the town centre.

Engineers working for Suffolk County Council found the problem had been caused by “poor ground conditions” and a “failure of historic reinforcements” in the area.

They explained years of “intense vehicle activity” had accelerated the corrosion of the ground, made of a softer and sandier material, below the surface.

The road reopened at lunchtime after strengthening works were complete.

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3 comments

  • "Corrosion of the ground"???? I don't believe any engineer uttered such a stupid and meaningless phrase. Things like metals corrode; ground doesn't.

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    beerlover

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Maybe too much beer Beerlover? corrosion (kəˈrəʊʒən) noun 1. (Chemistry) a process in which a solid, esp a metal, is eaten away and changed by a chemical action, as in the oxidation of iron in the presence of water by an electrolytic process 2. slow deterioration by being eaten or worn away In other words - it doesn't have to be metal. We have a highway engineer who knows what he is talking about and a road open a lot quicker than planned. Congratulations Suffolk County Council?

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    Citizen

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • Yourjokingright?

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

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