Ipswich: County Council to investigate 4am roadworks noise claims

Residents complained that roadworks continued until 4am

Residents complained that roadworks continued until 4am - Credit: Archant

A complaint has been made that roadworks near to homes in Ipswich were carried out overnight and into the early hours of the morning.

A complaint has been made that roadworks near to homes in Ipswich were carried out overnight and into the early hours of the morning.

The resurfacing work on the junction of Spring Road, St Helen’s Street and Grove Lane took place on Monday night, but according to one resident continued until at least 4am.

The work is being carried out as part of the Travel Ipswich project. On Tuesday the council said residents nearby had been notified by a letter drop.

However the resident, who did not wish to be named, claimed he received no notification of the work.

“The work was going on until at least 4am. We have received no notice. I have been in contact with the county council about the roadworks before because of noise issues,” he said.

“This time it just seemed to go on forever. I couldn’t believe work like that could be done in a residential area at that time of day.”

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said: “The works carried out on the Spring Road/Grove Lane junction were planned resurfacing works which were postponed from Friday due to bad weather.

“Residents were made aware of these works via a letter drop which is the usual practice for this type of work.

“The resurfacing works shouldn’t have caused any major noise disruption, however we will endeavour to investigate this further. We apologise for any disturbance caused by the works.”

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