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Ipswich: One of the busiest routes into town centre, Spring Road, will close from 8am tomorrow so investigation can take place into depression in road

07:04 11 March 2014

The corner of Spring Road and Cauldwell Hall Road.

The corner of Spring Road and Cauldwell Hall Road.

Archant

A major route into the centre of Ipswich will be closed during rush hour tomorrow morning so an investigation can be carried out into the cause of a depression in the carriageway.

Spring Road will be closed between Cauldwell Hall Road and St Helen’s Street from 8am – one of the busiest times for traffic and it is not known how long it will continue for.

The depression was first brought to the council’s attention on Wednesday. Workers were sent to the scene to investigate the damage.

It has now been decided that the area now needs to be closed so a “more thorough investigation” can take place.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and our contractors will work quickly in identifying the issue.

“The investigation is necessary to protecting the safety of the public, which as ever, is our paramount concern.”

A diversion will be put in place through Cauldwell Hall Road, Foxhall Road and Grove Lane.

How will this affect you tomorrow? Write in the comment space below or send an email to newsroom@archant.co.uk

7 comments

  • Road already closed this afternoon at junction onto Woodbridge RoadHeath Road Roundabout with diversions - so presuming that is them idiots getting ready for peering at a hole in the ground. That depression has been bad and getting worse for months now. This town is just going to pot and as zaax says - Why can't this work be done at night? Come on Ipswich Council give us some proper answers instead of all the double speak.

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    Charlie's Angel No1

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • Why can't it be done over night? Ipswich Council must having a good laugh

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    zaax

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • A visit from the psychiatrist and a course of anti depressants should do the trick. After all it's the job of the road to be driven on and walked all over.

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    Andrew Berry

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Its almost impossible to get from this side of town to the other - this route closure is just going to make that even harder.

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    Fat Lady Sings

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Great Brittain is sinking ,, We got half the world living on this tiny Island now , Something gotta give

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    MIGUEL100

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • I'd prefer it if the spokesperson was honest and said "closing it in the middle of rush hour will be more convenient for the council and their contractors". If the problem was so severe that it needed digging up in rush hour and safety was their "paramount concern" they'd have closed the road immediately. I accept that this kind of work needs to be done, but I don't like being lied to.

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    john2012

    Monday, March 10, 2014

  • It's not Ipswich Borough Council having a laugh Suffolk County Council are in charge of the roads, hence why it's a spokesman for Suffolk County Council explaining the situation. The Council have funnelled all of the problem traffic down Grove Lane and St Helen's Street by pedestrianising Rope Walk and making Back Hamlet one way. Congratulations to the genius who came up with that idea! Tomorrow will inevitably lead to chaos going into Ipswich from this part of Town. It won't be any quicker down Woodbridge Road, you'll just get backed up in Argyle Street.

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    bconnelly55

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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