�3.6million Suffolk transport pledge

SUFFOLK'S roads and transport systems will get a �3.6million boost in the next financial year.

SUFFOLK'S roads and transport systems will get a �3.6million boost in the next financial year.

Suffolk County Council today announced its plans for the region's travel.

In Ipswich it is hoped work will begin on a �3million scheme to improve the Duke Street roundabout and there are also initiatives to work on Norwich Road, Woodbridge Road East, Colchester Road, Nacton Road and Wherstead Road.

In Felixstowe the council is spending �190,000 to provide real-time bus passenger information, improvements to the cycle route between the town and Trimley and adding in new pedestrian crossings.

Guy McGregor, portfolio holder for roads and transport, said: "We will be investing almost �3.6million on schemes to tackle congestion, improve accessibility and help reduce the impact of improve of traffic in our communities. Our schemes will make a significant difference to those communities most affected by heavy traffic and future development pressures.

"We will also be spending �1.3million in 2009/2010 on schemes to reduce road accident casualties throughout the county.”