Further travel woes in Ipswich as roadworks begin in Landseer Road

The incident happened in Landseer Road. Photo: Peter Chambers

The incident happened in Landseer Road. Photo: Peter Chambers - Credit: Archant

Motorists are facing more delays on their rush hour commute into Ipswich as further roadworks are set up on the approach into the town centre.

BT set up temporary traffic lights on Landseer Road yesterday, at the junction with Sandyhill Lane, adding to delays already being caused by ongoing work at St Helen’s Street, Upper Orwell Street and Star Lane.

The work is to allow the telecommunications firm to carry out maintenance work their network cables and is expected to take until June 15 to complete.

A spokesman for BT said: “We are carrying out essential network cabling works and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst this is being carried out.”

Motorists then faced more disruption further down at Holywells Road, on the approach to Duke Street, where traffic control was set up to allow Suffolk County Council to carry out gully repairs, and in Grove Lane to allow a manhole to be replaced by Anglian Water, which is continuing today.

It follows weeks of road misery for Ipswich motorists, who in recent weeks have faced major works across Ipswich, particularly in the east approach to the town.

Last week, residents reported journey times in excess of an hour to travel through the town.

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One reader posted on Facebook: “There are queues every day regardless of whether there are roadworks or not.

“Ipswich really has been messed up in the last few years.

“I avoid the town centre when I can nowadays.”

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “We do contact all utility partners in relation to road works and try to keep disruption to a minimum as much as possible.”