New surface for danger road

ROAD bosses have spent �60,000 laying down a special ultra-grip surface along an accident blackspot in a bid to curb the number of accidents.

ROAD bosses have spent �60,000 laying down a special ultra-grip surface along an accident blackspot in a bid to curb the number of accidents.

Last September it was revealed that Suffolk County Council was considering ploughing �15,000 of road improvements into a dangerous stretch of the A1071 between Ipswich and Sudbury.

But they have now spent four times that amount after further crashes on bends between Boxford and the A134 junction.

An 800m stretch of the road has been resurfaced with a special Shell grip to prevent more vehicles losing control.

According to council figures seven people have been injured as a result of crashes on that stretch of the A1071 in the last four years, with at least two requiring hospital treatment.

A spokesman said the road was one of the most notorious accident sites in the county.

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The resurfacing work is part of a wider plan to review 13 accident blackspots around the county, with some of the schemes already finished and the remaining ones due to be completed over the next few years.

The recent work on the A1071 closed the road from 7pm each night on Thursday and Friday, diverting them back to Hadleigh.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said: “All our schemes are aimed at reducing the number and severity of road casualties.”

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