More details have been released about the latest Orwell Bridge and A14 closures. 

National Highways announced on Wednesday that lane closures will be in place in both directions as part of the last phase of safety inspections. 

From Monday, November 20, checks will be carried out on underside of the Orwell Bridge. 

The road will be shut between junction 55 and junction 58 for the duration of the works, which will last for two weeks.

Closures are set to be in place between 8pm and 6am.

They will begin on the westbound carriageway between junctions 58 and 56 from November 20 to 25.

The following week, the eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 55 and 58 for five nights until December 2. 

One lane of the Orwell Bridge will be closed during this week for maintenance work on the central reservation.

Simon Oakhill, Senior Engineer at National Highways in the East Region, said: "We don;t want to inconvenience anyone so any road closure is only taken as a matter of last resort.

"Unfortunately, when the survey work on the bridge was carried out in September we lost a number of shifts to bad weather, which is why we need to carry out these remaining elements from next week.

"We are trying to minimise any inconvenience by carrying out this work at night when the road is at its quietest."

Diversions will be in place along the A12, the A1214 and down the A14 to junction 55.