Drivers will be left facing a 36-mile diversion route while a major route near a Suffolk town is closed. 

The A1071 Hadleigh bypass will be closed between 7pm to 5am from May 7 to May 11 while urgent work is carried out.

While the road is closed Suffolk Highways will be carrying out surface dressing preparation works. 

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According to the Suffolk County Council website the diversion route is 36 miles long. 

The diversion route is so long as it takes drivers along A roads.

This is because some vehicles like HGVs cannot go down smaller roads that others would use as shortcuts.