Road to close for subsidence repairs

ONE of the main routes out of Ipswich could be closed “for some time" for repair works on a subsidence problem.

ONE of the main routes out of Ipswich could be closed “for some time” for repair works on a subsidence problem.

The one-way section of Woodbridge Road, between Orchard Street and Blanche Street, is to close at midnight.

One lane of the road has been closed for the past 24 hours while Anglian Water carried out initial investigations in the problem.

Now, the road will be completely closed and the borough council has warned the repairs “could take some time”.

Ipswich Borough Council has made a road closure order and a spokesman said: “This is the result of either a collapsed or a leaking sewer and repairs by Anglian Water's contractors could take some time.

“We want to advise motorists that there will inevitably be delays, especially at peak times."

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Diversions have been set up and signposted. Out of town traffic will use Soane Street, Westerfield Road, Valley Road and Sidegate Lane, while traffic will be required to turn right only when exiting from Bolton Lane on to St Margarets Green at the traffic lights.

Townbound traffic will remain unaffected by the works as access to Argyle Street will be maintained.

Outbound bus services from Ipswich town centre will also be affected, with buses taking alternative routes out of town.

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