Four-phase renovation of Ipswich’s Queen Street and Princes Street will begin on May 31

Giles Circus in Ipswich, where Princes Street and Queen Street meet.

Giles Circus in Ipswich, where Princes Street and Queen Street meet. - Credit: Archant

Major work on two key Ipswich roads will begin later this month, highways bosses have announced.

A four-phase renovation of Queen Street and Princes Street will begin on May 31, and is due to finish in late November.

Both roads will be block-paved, have restructuring work done to the pavements and create new loading bays, as well as moving cycle stands and motorcycle parking.

The pay-and-display parking areas are also being removed from the two streets. Despite not being a part of the controversial Travel Ipswich project, county council highways bosses have said it will be an important part of the town’s regeneration.

James Finch, county council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “These latest improvements are another significant part of the regeneration of the town, improving the layout of the area and making it easier for pedestrians to get around safely.


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“This is an important development in a key location that will ultimately improve the roads for the safety of both drivers and pedestrians.”

The first phase of work will last for eight weeks and include work around Princes Street and Coytes Gardens, before phase two begins at the end of July around Giles Circus for around six weeks.

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The third phase will take place for 12 weeks from early September, before the final stage of work in St Nicholas Street.

Both Queen Street and Princes Street will use a one-way system with a contraflow in operation while work is ongoing. Diversions will be signposted.

For more information visit www.suffolk.gov.uk.

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