Ipswich: Warwick Road set to close for three weeks but travel office at Old Cattle Market bus station to reopen

Road works begin in the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich

Road works begin in the Old Cattle Market, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

One of the busiest roads in east Ipswich is closed for three weeks from today as the work to improve the town’s transport network continues.

Warwick Road will be closed at its junction with Grove Lane until November 15 as part of the Travel Ipswich project.

It is the latest major work to start on the scheme this year – all work on the project is due to be suspended over the Christmas period until early 2014.

This work has been timed to start during the school half-term holiday when traffic is normally lighter.

Meanwhile the new travel office at Old Cattle Market bus station in Ipswich opens today.

The temporary office in the Buttermarket shopping centre has closed and First staff have moved back to the station.

By the end of the week, the new yorkstone paving used throughout the station will be pressure washed and sealed.

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This work will be carried out at night to avoid disruption.

The county council has committed to stopping works from November 15 until the New Year, so that the town is not affected by Travel Ipswich road works over the Christmas period.

This includes finishing the refurbishment of Tower Ramparts bus station and Museum Street. Work is currently on schedule.

Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “The new ticket office is one of the most noticeable improvements on its predecessor and now provides a clean, bright and welcoming environment from which passengers can get the information they need.

“Work to refurbish Tower Ramparts and Museum Street is coming on well and I’m confident that our contractors will meet the deadline we have set them.”

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