See where roadworks are taking place in Suffolk this week and avoid the traffic chaos

Roadworks and diversion signs in Ranelagh Road as improvements get underway

Roadworks and diversion signs in Ranelagh Road as improvements get underway - Credit: Archant

To make sure you avoid the traffic on the county’s roads, here is our round-up of planned roadworks in Suffolk this week.


Highways England is closing one lane of the A14 Orwell Bridge eastbound from 8pm to 5am for bridge inspections until August.

Laybys on the stretch of road will be shut during the duration of the works.

There will also be overnight lane closures at junction 45 near Rougham from 8pm to 6am and between junction 49 and 50 near Stowmarket from 9pm to 5am.


Traffic delays are expected at Ranelagh Road, Burrell Road and Princes Street as work takes place to replace traffic lights, street lighting, road markings and crossings.

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Multi-way traffic controls are in place on Bixley Road due to work being carried out by UK Power Networks.

Two-way traffic signals are also in place on Wherstead Road as Anglia Water refurbishes a pumping station.

Vehicles will be controlled with traffic boards as asphalt works are carried out by Suffolk County Council on Coronation Road.

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Newmarket Road will remain closed as Suffolk County Council carries out work to strengthen Westley Bridge.

One lane on Mustow Street will be closed today, March 6, as Anglia Water carries out repairs.


Gipping Way in Stowmarket will be controlled by two-way traffic lights until March 17 as Anglia Water carried out works.

One lane of Needham Road from Needham Market to the Cedars Park roundabout in Stowmarket will be closed until March 10 as National Grid complete gas maintenance work.


Old Market Street in Lowestoft will be closed until June 15 as Suffolk County Council installs a loading bay while Oulton Road will be closed overnight from 7pm to 5am as the council carries out carriageway repairs.

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