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Queen St in Ipswich to reopen for pedestrians - but completion delayed

PUBLISHED: 15:50 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 12 April 2017

The paving in Queen Street, Ipswich, started in January. Picture: PAUL GEATER

The paving in Queen Street, Ipswich, started in January. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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Work to pedestrianise Queen Street in the heart of Ipswich and create a new alternative venue for Ipswich market is over-running and has not been completed in time for Easter as planned.

The barriers are being amended to allow pedestrians to use the newly-paved street but it will not be open for deliveries or market stalls until the final work is completed later in the spring.

Suffolk County Council does not yet have a date for the work to be completed.

The remodelling of Queen Street and the creation of a new “pedestrian priority” junction with Falcon Street and St Nicholas Street is a key element of the proposals to regenerate the town centre.

It should help to create a new pedestrian-friendly route from the town centre, through “The Saints” to the Waterfront – and provide a new site for the market which can be used while the Cornhill is being rebuilt next year and as an overspill for further market stalls in the years ahead.

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