A busy Ipswich road is set to remain closed for another three weeks after its reopening date was put back.

Humber Doucy Lane in east Ipswich will be shut until the end of the month. 

It was initially reported that the road would reopen on Monday.

However, Cadent has since confirmed the road will be closed until Tuesday, March 26. 

A spokesman for Cadent said: “We have a responsibility to make sure every property that uses gas has access to it 24/7, 365 days a year and as part of this promise we do have to carry out planned and emergency work when needed.

"In Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, we are in the process of replacing mains which are underneath the road and in order to do this, we have had to introduce some road traffic management.

“These improvements are all part of a big investment programme, to modernise the gas network – keeping people warm in their homes now and getting the network ready for lower-carbon gases in the future.

“We are very conscious of the disruption roadworks cause and are in regular contact with the Highways Authority to keep them updated on our work which we will always complete as quickly and as safely as we can."