End in sight for speed limits

LONG-suffering motorists who have put with months of speed limits on the A14 around Ipswich finally have relief in sight.

The 50mph restriction between Copdock and Claydon should be lifted after next weekend –allowing traffic to flow freely from June 21.

The restrictions have been in place since the start of the year to allow engineers to replace crash barriers and repair the road surface.

The work should have been completed by the end of last month, but over-ran into June.

For the last two months the work on the road has been undertaken at night and over weekends to keep traffic flowing as clearly as possible during the day.

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However a spokesman for the government’s Highways’ Agency – which is responsible for the A14 – warned drivers that it would not be all clear 24 hours a day despite the completion of this work.

New signs and cables are being installed along the road throughout Suffolk and this is due to continue for much of the rest of the year.

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It will involve the establishment of overnight contra-flows, lane closures, and speed limits as the work progresses – although the lane closures should be cleared away during day times to allow traffic to flow more freely.

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