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Ipswich: Travel Ipswich work on schedule

09:36 06 February 2013

Road works begin in the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich

Road works begin in the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich

Archant

As the latest phase of the Travel Ipswich programme gets under way, bus passengers are getting to grips with amended routes in the town centre.

Part of Falcon Street and Dogs Head Street are closed to traffic as work moves closer to the Old Cattle Market bus station.

That has forced buses to change their routes – and there will be more changes in the spring when work moves on to the bus station itself.

Meanwhile, work on Star Lane and Foundation Street is continuing, and traffic going around the docks is also being disrupted by the end of construction work on the new Premier Inn which is now nearing completion.

The work on the Civic Drive roundabout – the largest single project of the Travel Ipswich programme – remains on schedule and is due to be completed by the end of April.

Ipswich Buses managing director Malcolm Robson said his passengers and staff were getting used to the changes, but there could be some delays as routes had to change.

Once work on the Old Cattle Market bus station is completed in the late spring, construction workers will move to the Tower Ramparts.

There will be more changes aimed at improving access for buses and passengers.

n Is Travel Ipswich making it easier to get around the town? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or alternatively you can email starletters@archant.co.uk

3 comments

  • More pointless works for such a waste of tax payers money. It makes no difference how much work they do to the road system becuase of the following reasons 1) Car parks are over priced which prevents people shopping in town regadless how good the road system is 2) Ipswich is full of a) charity shops b) mobile phone shops c) EMPTY shop units. So WHY WASTE MONEY until 1 and 2 have been sorted as people will continue to avoid cesspit Ipswich !

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    the opinion man

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • Notice barely three weeks after the new paving was laid on the corner of Portman Road, a whacking great hole has been dug in it already. Is this an omen for the more major works being carried out? Total waste of money, and at the end of it we lose a subway (that could have been inmproved for a fraction of the cost) and yet more traffic lights to stop the traffic like elsewhere in the town centre every other 30 metres. They may as well drop the £21 million in the big hole in Portman Road!

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    england1770

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • More pointless works for such a waste of tax payers money. It makes no difference how much work they do to the road system becuase of the following reasons 1) Car parks are over priced which prevents people shopping in town regadless how good the road system is 2) Ipswich is full of a) charity shops b) mobile phone shops c) EMPTY shop units. So WHY WASTE MONEY until 1 and 2 have been sorted as people will continue to avoid cesspit Ipswich !

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    the opinion man

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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