Felixstowe's ragged road re-opens

AFTER three days engineering on the road that looked like a "highway in Afghanistan" motorists can look forward to its re-opening today - one lane at least.

By ANDY HOLLIS

andy.hollis@eveningstar.co.uk

AFTER three days engineering on the road that looked like a "highway in Afghanistan" motorists can look forward to its re-opening today – one lane at least.

Garrison Lane, which leads to Felixstowe's seafront, is undergoing resurfacing work and was left potholed and strewn with chunks of rock after contractors stripped off the surface.


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The area from Mill Lane to the railway bridge was closed on Monday while a gang of workmen repaired it.

Guy Pearce, area highways manager for Suffolk County Council, said: "Resurfacing work should be finished today but the road will stay closed in one direction for the safety of both the drivers and the contractors while white lines are painted tomorrow.

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However, more repairs can be expected in the future. "We will have to continue down as far as Langer Road as the surface here is worn out," Mr Pearce added.

The council also wanted to warn the public of more road works due on the roundabout on the junction of Beatrice Avenue and Colneis Road.

This five-way junction will be closed for two or three days from next Monday while resurfacing is carried out. An alternative route is along Garrison Lane and the High Road.

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