Ipswich: Commuters hit as work due to begin on subsidence in Foxhall Road

IPSWICH: Commuters faced further traffic chaos today as one of the major roads into east Ipswich was due to be closed off because of subsidence.

Engineers were due to start excavating an area of Foxhall Road today, between the junctions with Henslow Road and Orwell Road.

Council bosses waited until after last night’s rush-hour to cordon off the road, but drivers today will have no option but to find alternative routes.

An Ipswich Borough Council spokesman said: “The borough council team will investigate the cause of the collapse and repair it, but it is not possible at this stage to say how long the stretch of road will be closed for.

“Diversions will be sign-posted and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists and residents.”

It comes after a day of congestion as drivers faced delays throughout the town centre, partly because of a traffic light failure at the junction of Woodbridge Road and Great Colman Street, which left queues clogging up the town’s other main routes.

- For more on this story and reports on other traffic problems, see today’s paper.