A12 to close for resurfacing work

DRIVERS are being warned of diversions due to road resurfacing work on the A12 due to start this week.

James Hore

DRIVERS are being warned of diversions due to road resurfacing work on the A12 starting this week.

The A12 Colchester northern bypass resurfacing work begins on Tuesday and will last for four nights, finishing at 5am on Saturday.

For the first two nights between 9pm and 5am, the A12 northbound carriageway between Junctions 27 and 29 will be closed.

The southbound carriageway will be closed during the same hours for the following two nights.

The A120 southbound entry slip road will also be closed and signed diversion routes will be in place -

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* For A12 northbound traffic - exit at Junction 27 and follow the A133 to the A1232/A133 roundabout, then head north on the A1232 Ipswich Road to rejoin A12 at Junction 29, A120 Crown interchange.

* For A12 southbound traffic - exit at Junction 29 and follow the A1232 Ipswich Road south to the A1232 /A133 roundabout, then head west on the A133 to rejoin A12 at Junction 27 Spring Lane interchange.

* A120 southbound traffic wanting go down the A12 will be diverted off at Junction 29 to follow the same diversion route.