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Ipswich: Drivers face delays as Wherstead Road works cause chaos

PUBLISHED: 06:00 26 October 2011

Roadworks on Wherstead Road, Ipswich, are causing traffic chaos during rush hour.

Roadworks on Wherstead Road, Ipswich, are causing traffic chaos during rush hour.

ipswich: Motorists were facing more delays this morning after roadworks and temporary traffic lights remained in place on one of the town’s busiest routes.

National Grid have been carrying out work in Wherstead Road since the beginning of the week, leaving motorists stuck in lengthy queues and severe delays as they struggle to reach work on time.

A spokeswoman for National Grid said: “The work being carried out is a domestic connection which means that gas is being supplied to a property.

“The temporary traffic lights were put in place to protect our workforce and to ensure the work could be carried out safely.”

She said the work would be completed this afternoon, in time for the rush hour traffic.

Meanwhile, motorists 
travelling through the town centre were also left facing lengthy delays after a water main burst in Crown Street. The work caused one lane to be closed.

A spokesman for
Anglian Water said engineers had been called out to
Crown Street after a
water main burst on
Friday.

He said work was carried out over the weekend and was completed yesterday afternoon.

n Have you been caught in lengthy queues due to roadworks? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.


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