‘We’re still open’, business owner tells customers as engineers return to resurface road

A road in Framlingham will be closed for resurfacing, but businesses remain open as usual. Picture:

A road in Framlingham will be closed for resurfacing, but businesses remain open as usual. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Businesses will be open as usual on Wednesday, August 30, when engineers return to resurface a road dug up for sewer repairs last week in Framlingham.

The closure in Bridge Street was lifted for the bank holiday but Anglian Water has requested another day’s closure for resurfacing following emergency repairs outside Bulstrodes shop.

Owner Bill Bulstrode heard the work was rumoured to be due to the Tour of Britain cycling race passing through on September 8, but Anglian Water said it was a standard procedure.

“I have no qualms with the cyclists coming through,” he said. “But there’s nothing wrong with the road as it is.”

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: “We opened the road to ease congestion over the bank holiday but are returning for permanent resurfacing.

“We understand the frustration of local businesses but the last thing we want is for potholes to open up over the winter.”

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