Road due to reopen today

REPAIRS to an Ipswich road which mysteriously collapsed were expected to be finished today.Motorists faced disruptions after a hole emerged in the middle of the one-way section in Woodbridge Road, between Orchard Street and Blanche Street on Wednesday.

By SIMON TOMLINSON

simon.tomlinson@eveningstar.co.uk>

REPAIRS to an Ipswich road which mysteriously collapsed were expected to be finished today.

Motorists faced disruptions after a hole emerged in the middle of the one-way section in Woodbridge Road, between Orchard Street and Blanche Street on Wednesday.


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The road has since been closed causing gridlock in parts of the town while investigations were carried out over the cause of the subsidence and to carry out repairs.

It was originally believed the problem was down to a collapsed sewer, but an Anglian Water investigation ruled this out, leaving the issue in the hands of Ipswich council.

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A spokeswoman for the borough said: “We are expecting the road to be open for the weekend.”

The council has also taken the chance to carry out much-needed resurfacing to a part of Woodbridge Road near Christchurch Street.

The work comes after questions were being asked about the poor state of Ipswich's roads, with Woodbridge Road, in particular, being highlighted as a problem in the Evening Star on Wednesday.

The borough council spokeswoman said: “As the road was already closed, we took the opportunity to do the work without any extra inconvenience.”

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