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Motorists set for eight weeks of disruption as sewers are replaced near Ipswich railway station

Drivers are facing eight weeks of disruption as work to replace sewer pipes takes place enar the railway station. (stock image). Picture: PAUL GEATER

Drivers are facing eight weeks of disruption as work to replace sewer pipes takes place enar the railway station. (stock image). Picture: PAUL GEATER

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Motorists in Ipswich are facing eight weeks of disruption as work to replace sewers near the town's railway station take place.

The first stage of the £800,000 scheme, which started on Monday, has led to the closure of Ranelagh Road, between the junctions of Ancaster Road and Princes Street.

Anglian Water originally said the works would take six weeks to complete but now say it will be eight weeks, with work set to finish on Friday August 18.

The second phase of works, which will take place on Gippeswyk Park, Ancaster Road, Princes St, Commercial Road and Cardinal Park, are due to begin in the autumn with the aim of finishing the work in spring 2018.

The full scheme will involve renewing 1,200 metres of sewers around the town.

Anglian Water decided to start the works sooner than originally planned so as to ‘piggy back’ onto council roadworks and minimise disruption.

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