A three-week closure of two busy roads in a Suffolk town has started today.

Garrison Lane and Cobbold Road in Felixstowe were closed at 8am this morning as work began connecting the existing town sewage way to the new Deben Fields development.

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The Deben Fields development is a 61-home eco-friendly housing project which is being built on the site of the old Deben High School

Drivers have been warned of delays as a 2.3km diversion route will be in place through the town along the A1021 Orwell Road, Leopold Road, Crescent Road and Grove Road during the closure and access to the road has been maintained for residents only.

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Alongside the sewage works taking place, a new vehicle crossover point and new footpath surfacing are being installed while the roads care closed.

Suffolk Highways will be working in collaboration with UK Power Networks and Anglian Water.