Emergency roadworks shut major route into Ipswich

Emergency gas works have shut Belstead Road Picture: ARCHANT

Emergency gas works have shut Belstead Road Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Drivers are stuck in heavy traffic across west Ipswich today due to emergency gas main works on Belstead Road.

The roadworks in London Road which businesses claim are causing them to lose money Picture: AMANDA B

The roadworks in London Road which businesses claim are causing them to lose money Picture: AMANDA BARNS - Credit: Archant

Cadent Gas engineers are carrying out repairs close to the junction with Oak Hill Lane and a section of the road is shut while the work takes place.

A diversion route is in place via Heatherhayes, Ellenbrook Road, Scrivener Drive, Ranelagh Road and Stoke Street.

According to the Suffolk Roadworks website the project will last until Monday, May 20 and a section of the road will remain closed during the day and at night.

A Cadent spokesman said: "Cadent are carrying out essential gas repair works.

Westerfield level crossing is being rebuilt. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Westerfield level crossing is being rebuilt. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

"This is to ensure that we continue to provide the safest and most reliable service to our customers."


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News of this latest roadworks project comes as the old A12 - another major route into Ipswich - is shut to traffic.

Some business owners claim pothole repairs in London Road have "crippled their takings".

Have you been affected by roadworks projects in Ipswich? Let us know.

Roadworks in Grafton Way, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Roadworks in Grafton Way, Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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