Drivers have said recent thunderstorms and heavy rain have caused dangerous flooding under a bridge in Sproughton Road in Ipswich.

As summer is finally over in Suffolk, lower temperatures and more frequent rains have started to occur. 

Last week, a warning was put in place by the Met Office due to "heavy rainfall" forecast for several areas across East Anglia, including Suffolk. 

On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 12, Suffolk was hit by a deluge of rain amid severe downpours and thunderstorms.   

Ipswich Star: Garden located at the rear of Meredith Road in Ipswich, SuppliedGarden located at the rear of Meredith Road in Ipswich, Supplied (Image: Supplied)

Ipswich Star: Sherrington Road flooded last week, SuppliedSherrington Road flooded last week, Supplied (Image: Supplied)

This has sparked concern about the flooding that happens under the Sproughton Road railway bridge every time there is heavier rain. 

The road also flooded on Thursday and Friday this week.

Ipswich Star: Flooding on Sproughton Road in Ipswich, Supplied Flooding on Sproughton Road in Ipswich, Supplied (Image: Supplied)

The road regularly floods after heavy rainfall, with the road being closed on a number of occasions due to standing water.

A resident who lives in the area, who gave his name as Michael, told this newspaper the flooding has moved 20 yards down the road from the previous issue and is still repeatedly happening, causing a danger for road users.

Suffolk Highways carried out essential drainage works on Sproughton Road at the end of January this year.

Repairs to surface water drainage infrastructure were designed to prevent further flooding in the area. 

Ipswich Star: Flooding on Sproughton Road in Ipswich, SuppliedFlooding on Sproughton Road in Ipswich, Supplied (Image: Supplied)

A spokesman for Suffolk Highways said: “We have carried out work in the short-term to help reduce the flooding that happens in this location however, following in-depth investigations of the drainage problems here, including underground CCTV surveys, ground penetrating radar and topographic surveys, we have confirmed multiple causes which are outside of the highways drainage system.

“We are working with the developers of the adjacent land, UKPN and Anglian Water to deliver a long-term solution, this would see the installation of a new roundabout and a new connection to an Anglian Water storm sewer.

"These are large and complex engineering projects, however designs are being worked up and planning is in hand, at present we are unable to confirm a timeframe for completion of the works.”