Ipswich: Delayed Travel Ipswich roadworks at Barrack Corner finally nearing completion

On going roadworks on Barrack corner, Ipswich.

On going roadworks on Barrack corner, Ipswich.

Work to install a new cycle crossing at Barrack Corner on Norwich Road in Ipswich should finally be finished this week after taking twice as long as planned.

Construction work at the site – part of the £21 million Travel Ipswich project – started on April 14 and was due to be completed within five weeks.

However the work has now run into its tenth week after contractors encountered unforeseen problems. A spokesman for the county council said that while there had been a delay, this had not interfered with traffic using Norwich Road.

The new traffic lights will be synchronised with the existing pedestrian crossing outside the Co-op about 100 metres away to ensure that vehicles are not stopped twice.

Engineers were confident that the work would be completed this week – allowing the creation a new cycle route from Portman Road to north Ipswich.