Spread Eagle junction improvement work in Bury St Edmunds to be completed next week

Road junction next to the Spread Eagle pub is undergoing maintenance work. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Road junction next to the Spread Eagle pub is undergoing maintenance work. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A major transport project in Bury St Edmunds will be completed ahead of schedule next week, the county council has confirmed.

Tayfen Road will be closed for 4 weeks due to essential repairs. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Tayfen Road will be closed for 4 weeks due to essential repairs. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Work at the Spread Eagle junction began on September 4 and will finish on Tuesday, February 6 – three weeks before the completion date originally given by Suffolk County Council.

The improvements include an upgrade of the current old traffic signals, the creation of bus stop bays along Out Westgate and Vinery Road, footpath widening and the installation of a zebra crossing on Vinery Road.

The news will be welcomed by town residents after 16 weeks of work in the Tayfen Road area got underway on January 22, which has caused significant delays.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “Temporary traffic lights will remain in place until February 6, when the scheme will be completed – nearly three weeks ahead of schedule.”