Traffic diversions for Martlesham

TRAFFIC in one part of Martlesham will be diverted from next week as part of a 10-week £300,000 road safety scheme.The junction between the B1438 and Top Street, in Martlesham, is having a new roundabout installed.

TRAFFIC in a part of Martlesham will be

diverted from next week as part of a ten-week £300,000 road safety scheme.

The junction of the B1438 and Top Street is to have a new roundabout.

Top Street will be closed for the duration of the work, which starts on Monday and is expected to finish on November 8.

The new scheme, funded and designed by Suffolk County Council, is expected to improve safety and ease movements between Martlesham and Woodbridge. There have been 15 accidents

involving injuries at the junction since 1998.

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Street-lighting should also improve safety for walkers and cyclists using the road at night.

The impact on the environment, which is inhabited by a colony of endangered lizards, has also been taken into consideration. The land surrounding the scheme will be sympathetically landscaped.

Joan Girling, for Suffolk County Council, said: "We are committed to ensuring roads in Suffolk are safe and this scheme will deliver better conditions to drivers in this area.

"I am pleased that throughout this project, consideration has been given to all road-users, including pedestrians and cyclists, and that care has been taken to ease environmental problems."

Diversion routes will be signed and traffic signals will be in place along the B1438, between the Seckford Hall roundabout on the A12, and Woodbridge. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use Top Street throughout the works.