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Major Ipswich road set to close for five nights ahead of extension to 20mph zone

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 September 2020 | UPDATED: 12:17 10 September 2020

A 20mph speed restriction zone outside St Helen's Primary School is set to be improved with speed bumps and new signage  Picture: GREGG BROWN

A 20mph speed restriction zone outside St Helen's Primary School is set to be improved with speed bumps and new signage Picture: GREGG BROWN

Woodbridge Road in Ipswich is set for five nights of closures ahead of the extension of a 20mph speed limit zone.

The new “traffic calming scheme” in the road is set to begin later this month, extending the 20mph zone between the junctions with Argyle Street and Warwick Road.

A 20’s Plenty speed limit has been enforced outside St Helen’s Primary School since 2017 after years of campaigning by local parents.

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It will now come into effect at the junction with Argyle Street and be extended past Palmerston Road.

As part of the new scheme, existing road markings will be replaced while speed bumps and new signage will be introduced alongside minor footpath works.

Work will start from 7pm Monday, September 21, with five nights of closures between the hours of 7pm until 5am.

A Suffolk Highways spokeswoman warned on-street parking may not be possible to ensure the work site is unobstructed.

Traffic will be diverted via Warwick Road, St Helen’s Street and Argyle Street.


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