A Village Community
From Tuesday 1st September.
Highways England will be starting essential repair and maintenance work on the A14 from Tuesday 1st September between Claydon, junction 52 and Copdock Interchange, junction 55. To do this safely, they will require closures of the A14 carriageway.
They plan to start work on Tuesday 1 September and finish on Monday 7 September. Work will be carried out on weeknights between the hours of 10pm and 6am, subject to weather conditions.
The work will primarily focus on replacing the joints at the River Gipping and Sproughton Road Bridges on the eastbound carriageway. There will also be a closure of the westbound carriageway on the night of 7 September to complete the work.
They will also take this opportunity to carry out other essential work on this section of the A14 which will reduce the need for future closures.
This work includes:
• reinstatement of traffic monitoring loops at various locations
• repairs to the road surface in both directions
• drainage maintenance and sweeping activities.
They understand the disruption that is likely when they divert traffic from the A14 onto surrounding routes. To reduce the impact, we will reduce the speed limit through Sproughton village to 20mph, install extra driver information signs and use a speed camera van on the diversion route to deter drivers from speeding.
To carry out the work safely, they will need to close the A14 eastbound each night between 10pm and 6am from 1 September until 4 September. they will then close the westbound A14 overnight between 10pm and 6am on 7 September.
When the eastbound carriageway is closed, traffic will be diverted from junction 52 at Claydon, along the B1113 through Bramford and Sproughton to Swan Hill, along Chapel Lane to London Road, then join the A12 at junction 32b and then north to re-join the A14 at junction 55 at Copdock Interchange.
The westbound diversion on 7 September will be the same but in reverse.
they will be issuing letters to residents living on the diversion route and would be happy to hear any feedback you have regarding these works.