Ipswich: One final problem as work on road finishes

JUST hours before the long-running roadworks in Eagle Street came to an end, residents and business owners were shaken up in one last disruption.

As engineers finished the resurfacing the road following the National Grid work to replace a gas main, heavy equipment they brought in caused disruption in neighbouring buildings.

John Harvey runs Lady Liz second hand and computer shop on Eagle Street.

He said items fell from shelves and he was worried that some of his stock could have been damaged.

“They brought in a large roller and flattening machine to compress the road surface – but it caused all the buildings along here to shake.

“We all came out to see what was happening. There were people in county council jackets but they just shrugged their shoulders and said they had to get on with the work.”

Stock fell out of shelves in his shop but he did not think there was any serious damage.

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A spokesman for the county said: “It is unusual for road surfacing works to cause problems for nearly properties. We are very mindful of limiting the impact of road works on local residents. A contractor supervisor will be visiting the shop on Monday.”