Orwell Bridge

More speed cameras are to be installed on the Orwell Bridge this year as part of measures to combat wind closures before the end of the 2020.

Highways bosses behind plans for a 40mph trial on the Orwell Bridge during high winds have said the project is still on course for this winter, despite the coronavirus disruptions.

The Orwell Bridge is currently closed - and is due to remain shut until 9am today.

Highways officials have reopened the Orwell Bridge after it was shut for 19 hours due to Storm Dennis.

A Suffolk MP who objected to the Ipswich northern bypass has called for a summit of councils to thrash out a solution to Ipswich’s traffic problems they can “all sign up to”.

Reduced speed limits for the Orwell Bridge during high winds are set to be in place by next winter, highways chiefs have pledged.

The northern bypass debate has divided opinion, but one thing most would agree on is that something must be done to improve traffic in Ipswich – but what?

The next steps for work to reduce wind closures of the Orwell Bridge have been met with frustration, after initial findings failed to come up with concrete proposals.

Highways chiefs have outlined the next steps to reduce wind closures on the Orwell Bridge – and include options for single-file traffic and slower speeds.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said he is encouraged by plans to solve the town’s Orwell Bridge closure problems – and is hopeful some solutions will be in place before next winter.

Councils in Suffolk are preparing for a busy 2020. Suffolk local democracy reporter Jason Noble takes a look at the big issues that are coming up.

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