Road to be closed for emergency repairs

An emergency road closure will take place in Wherstead Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

An emergency road closure will take place in Wherstead Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


A village road is to be closed for the majority of a day so highways workers can carry out emergency repairs to the carriageway.

Suffolk Highways, which maintains most of the county’s road network, announced on Twitter that it would be shutting Pannington Hall Lane, in Wherstead, near Ipswich, between 8.30am and 4.30pm today (Wednesday, December 12).

It asked motorists to follow the signposted diversion route long the A137 and The Street, Wherstead.

Suffolk Highways is responsible for the maintenance of roads and pavements in the county.

This includes fixing potholes, as well as planning works like resurfacing and other improvement schemes.

The organisation gives greater priority to the repair of roads that carry the most vehicles, with the most critical roads being fixed in two hours if they are seen to have defects.

Anyone with questions about the Wherstead road closure should call Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171.

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