Woodbridge Road in Ipswich to be closed for SEVEN days near Cauldwell Avenue junction to fix collapsed sewer

The scene of the collapsed sewer in Woodbridge Road.

The scene of the collapsed sewer in Woodbridge Road.

Motorists in Ipswich face more travel chaos after it emerged a section of Woodbridge Road will be closed in both directions for at least a week because of a collapsed sewer.

The scene of the collapsed sewer in Woodbridge Road.

The scene of the collapsed sewer in Woodbridge Road.

Full details of the road closure and diversions have not been released but Anglian Water has said a section of Woodbridge Road between Cauldwell Avenue and Boston Road was expected to close after the evening rush hour today.

The Anglian Water spokesman said the road closure is set to remain in place for at least seven days while engineers work to repair a collapsed sewer which was discovered this week.

He warned that any unforeseen problems could extend the time it takes to carry out the repair work.

Since the start of the week, a two-way traffic light control has been in operation in that area of Woodbridge Road.

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It was yesterday revealed that engineers were investigating a “dip” in the road, the Anglian Water spokesman said.

He said cameras which were fed underground to investigate the problem found a collapsed sewer.

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He said: “There was a void under the road caused by a sewer collapse. It was called to us by the Highways Authority (Suffolk County Council) and they have given us permission to carry out emergency work on the road.

“The whole road will be dug up and engineers will be working 12 hours a day.

“We will be putting in place traffic management and diversions. If there are no problems it will take seven days.”

It comes just a month after a section of Woodbridge Road East near the Lattice Barn pub was closed due to a burst water main which flooded and damaged the road.

The road was closed for six days.

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