New crossing should improve police times

A NEW crossing for pedestrians and cyclists becomes operational in Ipswich town centre next week. The crossing is on Civic Drive near to the junction with Elm Street and will allow the police to turn right up Civic Drive and improve their response times to incidents in north Ipswich.

A NEW crossing for pedestrians and cyclists becomes operational in Ipswich town centre next week.

The crossing is on Civic Drive near to the junction with Elm Street and will allow the police to turn right up Civic Drive and improve their response times to incidents in north Ipswich.

The crossing will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross Civic Drive without the need to use the subway.

A ramp will be built in the autumn from Civic Drive down to Great Gipping Street to enable pedestrians, pushchairs, wheelchairs and cyclists to cross over without using steps.


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The cycle route will form part of a link between the town centre to National Cycle Route 51 and reinforces the commitment from Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council to improve cycle facilities in the town.

Meanwhile, work starts next week on the Crown Street/Museum Street junction ahead of the new anti-clockwise one-way system coming in on 27th October.

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The work on the crossing will take between six and eight weeks and motorists might experience some delays at busy periods. Every effort will be made to minimise these delays.

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