Ipwich road will be made safer

A DANGEROUS road in north east Ipswich will be made safer, it emerged today.Councillors and traffic officers carried out a site visit of Humber Doucy Lane following complaints from residents over flooding, speeding and a lack of footpaths.

A DANGEROUS road in north east Ipswich will be made safer, it emerged today.

Councillors and traffic officers carried out a site visit of Humber Doucy Lane following complaints from residents over flooding, speeding and a lack of footpaths.

Around £35,000 has been set aside in the Liveability fund project to tackle the problems and now a new footpath and possibly a 20mph limit is on the cards as well as better drainage.

Bill Wright, councillor for Bixley ward, said: "Humber Doucy Lane is extremely important. The problems have been going on for years and we have never been able to get money from the county council."

Paul Carter, also a borough councillor for Bixley ward, added: "It will address the danger areas for now and then we can look into it further. All the councillors here are very aware about Humber Doucy Lane."

A spokeswoman for Ipswich Borough Council said officers were carrying out further investigations and will give feedback at the next forum meeting.

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Humber Doucy Lane has been dubbed the "northern bypass of Ipswich" because of the heavy volume of traffic, which often has to pull into driveways to allow other vehicles to pass.

The meeting came only a week after a family was injured pulling out of a junction with Rushmere Road.

The north east forum will take place at St Augustine's Church, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, on Wednesday, October 27, at 7pm.

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