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Suffolk: Motorists warned of slow-moving traffic as yacht prepares to leave Norfolk and travel along A11 and A14 through to Fox’s Marina, Ipswich

08:41 20 January 2014

A large yacht travelling through Suffolk

A large yacht travelling through Suffolk

A wide load will be transported through the county to Fox’s Marina today from 10am.

Motorists are warned to expect delays along the route while the load – a yacht – is in the area.

Its route from Norfolk will take it along the A11 towards Newmarket, then to Kentford on the B1506 onto the A14.

It will the then go to Stowmarket via the A1308 and onto the B1113 to Needham Market, Great Blakenham and Sproughton.

It will then turn onto the A1071, then the A12/A14.

Finally it will travel on the A137 to its destination.

12 comments

  • Well let's hope it reaches it's destination long before rush hour. As a traveller from Shotley to Ipswich on a daily basis for work, we are already plagued with scaffolding lorries blocking the road,council road sweepers deployed at rush hour and let's not forget the bin lorry, again collecting bins during the rush hour along Wherstead road. Can't wait for the housing development near the docks to add hundreds of cars to the equation and the eventual development of the Ganges in Shotley to stick a few more cars on route !

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    Renegade

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Why suddenly a warning These have been passing through Needham Market for years! Normally one every 7 ~ 10 days ,what's new?Now we are being warned it is too late!!Stay away from high street from approx. 8 30 am untill 4.15pm that should prove effective.

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    mjf

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • If this is during the day, this takes the biscuit, in Germany loads like this aren't allowed until much quieter times in the evening to cut back on delays to the normal motorists instead of pandering to the elite with their yachts.

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    Glen Carpenter

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • It would seem sensible to build boats next to a river or on the coast. Problem of blocked roads and disruption to traffic thereby sorted!

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    Steve Blake

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • What load of miserable comments, a boat transporter has as much right to be on the roads as everyone else Well done anglia afloat for warming motorists tonytugboats.com also a boat transporter

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    Tony Anderson Tonytugboats

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Maybe it's me being stupid, but I always thought the natural habitat of boats was water. Somehow East Anglia's boat builders don't seem to have twigged yet.

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    beerlover

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • What load of miserable comments, a boat transporter has as much right to be on the roads as everyone else Well done anglia afloat for warming motorists tonytugboats.com also a boat transporter

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    Tony Anderson Tonytugboats

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • What load of miserable comments, a boat transporter has as much right to be on the roads as everyone else Well done anglia afloat for warming motorists tonytugboats.com also a boat transporter

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    Tony Anderson Tonytugboats

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Would help if times were given wouldn't it

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    pandy

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • What a pointless story without any times being given.

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    John Alborough

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • The Norfolk and Suffolk Police Road Policing unit do have a twitter account. Pity they don't use it for regular updates on its progress. Yesterday, one person from Needham Market asked what time it would go through their and was told usually, about 12.30pm. Nothing about it today.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • I would say complete;y pointless, without times. More info before it's too late, please.

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    Roger Tricker

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

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