Roadworks on the A14 in mid Suffolk will stop over Christmas, National Highways has confirmed. 

The £37million reconstruction scheme between Haughley and Tothill has been ongoing since earlier this year, and are set to be completed in the summer of 2024. 

National Highways bosses revealed in October that work had reached the halfway stage and that construction had moved onto the westbound carriageway. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Work on the A14 will stop over ChristmasWork on the A14 will stop over Christmas (Image: National Highways)

It has been confirmed that work will stop between Thursday, December 21 and Wednesday, January 3 in order to minimise disruption to drivers. 

Andy Jobling, National Highways programme delivery manager on the scheme, said: “As the festive period approaches, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank road users and the local community for the patience they have shown us while we undertake the upgrades. 

"The A14 team will take a joyful pause from December 21 to January 3 allowing minimum disruptions for drivers during the Christmas holidays."

Excavation work will continue on the westbound carriageway in the new year.

Following this the upgrade will move into its final stage with full resurfacing of the carriageway in both directions.