Port expansion will fill up our roads

MORE than a million extra lorries could soon be rumbling through Suffolk's roads every year.For people living close to the A14 and A12, that's the nightmare prospect of nearly 3,000 more lorries every day – 114 more each hour, two every minute.

By Richard Cornwell

MORE than a million extra lorries could soon be rumbling through Suffolk's roads every year.

For people living close to the A14 and A12, that's the nightmare prospect of nearly 3,000 more lorries every day – 114 more each hour, two every minute.

The increase – which will be generated by the expansion of the Port of Felixstowe – will affect the lives of everyone in the county.


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Tonight, The Evening Star asks how the port can be allowed to simply add such traffic and its side -ffects to the area without a proper plan in place to deal with these issues.

The extra traffic will mean more congestion, noise, and more pollution on our roads, as the increase threatens to gridlock the Orwell Bridge and A14 around Ipswich at rush-hour.

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