A14 roadworks nearing completion

SUFFOLK: Roadworks causing headaches for motorists since the start of the year should be completed at the end of the month.

That is the pledge from the Highways Agency today as drivers become increasingly frustrated on the A14 between Copdock and Claydon.

The roadworks started in January, and at the time officials from the Highways Agency said the work to repair and replace barriers and resurface part of the road should be completed by April.

However, the cones are still in place – as is the 50mph speed limit – yet many motorists can see very little sign of action on the road.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said the work to replace the barriers had been completed according to plan in mid-March and then attention shifted to introducing new electronic traffic controls and resurfacing part of the road.

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“The resurfacing work is being done overnight, between 7pm and 6am so motorists who only use the road during the day probably won’t see anything being done.

“But there is a lot of work being done overnight and there will be lane closures over the next few weekends.”

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The road is expected to be partially closed with contra-flows for the next three weekends, but then the cones and restrictions should be removed.

The spokesman said: “We laid down a timetable at the start of the work but that is always dependent on the weather.

“The work will be completed by the end of the month if there is no heavy rain. If that happens then there could be a further delay.”

n Have you had problems with negotiating the A14 roadworks? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

n Opinion – page 6

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