December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 25, 2013
Roadworks at a junction in Ipswich have finished a day early.
The junction of St Helens Street, Grimwade Street and Argyle Street was under the control of temporary lights while the work was taking place.
But yesterday the new lights were switched on after contractors finished working on the site.
The upgrade is part of the town-wide roll out of a new traffic management control system which will enable traffic-signalled junctions to be controlled by a central computer.
Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said: “Having the signals at this junction upgraded to the new urban traffic management control system is another step towards easing congestion in Ipswich town centre, allowing for the growth forecast over the next 20 years.
“As one of the busiest arterial roads into the town, this was a key location for this system to be implemented and I am pleased to say that we’ve managed to finish it earlier than expected. Our contractors are working seven days a week to meet our commitment of finishing works by November 15.”