New road takes shape
NEW traffic arrangements come into force outside Britain's biggest container terminal this week to improve safety and vehicle flows.Traffic lights have been installed in Trinity Avenue outside Anzani House as part of a £2.
NEW traffic arrangements come into force outside Britain's biggest container terminal this week to improve safety and vehicle flows.
Traffic lights have been installed in Trinity Avenue outside Anzani House as part of a £2.5 million project which has included building a roundabout at the entrance to the business park site in Blofield Road east, and a spine road for the industrial estate.
The new traffic lights will make it safer for traffic coming down the A14 Port of Felixstowe slip road towards Dock Gate Two and vehicles from Cavendish which pass under the dual carriageway back to the main roads or industrial sites.
They will halt traffic coming up Trinity Avenue towards the A14, as well as enabling traffic to go from the Blofield and Clicketts Hill area back to Dock Gate Two for the first time.
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Tim Collins, partner at Bidwells, agents for landowners Trinity College, said contractors PJ Carey Construction Ltd had done an excellent job and work had progressed well.
“We had a little bit of a delay in the middle of the work while waiting for legal permissions and health and safety issues to be completed and sorted out, but that is fairly normal with a construction project of this size and several different agencies involved,” he said.
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“But now the work is done I am sure everyone will find that it makes the area much safer and it will also be much easier to move from the business park to the port.”
He urged everyone to drive carefully in the area as they get used to the new arrangements and changes which have been made.
Blofield Road has been shut since February to allow the work, part of scheme on the 170-acre Blofield site at Clickett Hill, which is being converted into a huge business park to boost the town's economy.
As part of planning agreements, construction of the spine road for the business park - owned by Trinity College, Cambridge - is taking place, as well as the installing of services, plus landscaping and other measures.
Maersk moved onto the upper plateaux of the sloping Blofield site - an area of former farmland in Trimley St Mary, alongside the A14 Port of Felixstowe Road - last year when it opened a container storage and operation site.