A huge sinkhole which first appeared in Ipswich more than a month ago is set to be fixed later this week. 

The large defect was first spotted in High Street on March 13 which lead to Suffolk Highways setting up a cordon for safety.

Speaking previously about the sinkhole, a spokeswoman said: "The area has been made safe and sectioned off with barriers until investigations have been completed to determine the cause and next steps."

Ipswich Star: The sinkhole in High Street, IpswichThe sinkhole in High Street, Ipswich (Image: Andrew Dockery)

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In an update Suffolk Highways has confirmed High Street will be closed on Friday, April 19. 

The road will closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm so engineers can repair the sinkhole and carry out gully repairs. 

Drivers will be able to divert along Crown Street and Fonnereau while the road is closed.