max temp: 3°C

min temp: 3°C


Ipswich: Work to start on town centre’s ‘missing link’ between main centre and Waterfront as part of Travel Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:15 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 28 November 2013

Queen Street, Ipswich

Queen Street, Ipswich


Work to improve a “missing link” section of road between the town centre and Waterfront is due to be carried out as part of the Travel Ipswich project next year.

Queen Street, between Giles Circus and Falcon Street, is part of the natural link between the Waterfront and the historic town centre.

It links in to the top of St Nicholas Street, which along with St Peter’s Street, was paved several years ago.

The county and borough councils are due to hold a series of public consultations about what should happen – and whether the road should be pedestrianised as part of the Travel Ipswich scheme.

St Peter’s Street and St Nicholas Street are not pedestrianised, but the effect of the paving is to slow down traffic and create a “shared space” where pedestrians and vehicles co-exist.

Carole Jones, borough councillor with responsibility for economic development, said there would be clear benefits from paving Queen Street, but a final decision would not be taken until the consultation had been completed.

She said: “We need to know what people and businesses think about pedestrianising the street – but it would look good to extend the paving all the way between the Waterfront and town centre.”

Travel Ipswich is being promoted by the county council. A spokesman for the authority said: “At this stage these are only early proposals to pedestrians Queen Street.

“There will of course be a public consultation and this is planned for early next year. We will work closely with the borough and Ipswich Central to make sure any work compliments changes to the Cornhill area.”

A brave Kesgrave teenager who lost a leg to cancer hit headlines for passing her driving test a year early but she may now face losing that independence – and her beloved car.

Jeremy Hunt has come under fire for a post he put on social media following a private visit to Ipswich Hospital.

The body of a man found near Leavenheath this afternoon is believed to be that of missing Richard Hull, police have confirmed.

A short stroll from the Cornhill can be packed with history, change and stories.

The man who spearheaded efforts to build a northern by-pass across Ipswich 25 years ago has backed new plans to build the road that are now emerging.

A man arrested in connection with an incident that saw armed police descend on Ipswich town centre last night will face no further action.

A charity chief executive has spoken of ambitions to support the overburdened NHS in the future by extending its offer for young people.

Test your knowledge on our county by taking part in our quiz.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

A Shotley father with five drink-driving convictions has been jailed for 36 weeks after taking his mother’s car without consent and crashing it into a hedge.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24