Emergency road closure near middle school in Stowmarket

Ipswich Street in Stowmarket will be closedover night from January 7. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Street in Stowmarket will be closedover night from January 7. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A road in Stowmarket has been closed for emergency works due to a void under the surface.

Walnut Tree Walk, which passes by Stowmarket Middle School, will be closed today while Suffolk Highways deal with the void, which is caused when material in the road base has either deteriorated or been washed away, leaving it unstable.

The road is expected to reopen at around 3pm today.

Other roadworks have just started in Stowmarket town centre, kicking off two months of consecutive works.

Ipswich Street will be improved over the next five weeks by Suffolk Highways.


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Initially, the road will be closed over night, however after the first three weeks, works will be carried out during the day.

Following the end of the works on Ipswich Street, gas works will start on adjoining Station Road West.

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These will be run by Cadent - who run and maintain parts of the East Anglian gas network - as a continuation of works that were carried out before Christmas on old gas pipes.

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