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A14 from Bury St Edmunds to Woolpit set for major resurfacing project starting tonight





Overnight works to resurface a stretch of the A14 are scheduled to start today - with two months of closures ahead.

The eastbound carriageway from junction 43, Bury St Edmunds St Saviours interchange, to junction 47a, Woolpit, will be closed while National Highways engineers work on the resurfacing project.

Phase one will see the road closed between 8pm and 6am on weeknights, weather permitting, until June.

The A14 from Bury St Edmunds to Woolpit is set for a major resurfacing project. Picture: Google Maps
The A14 from Bury St Edmunds to Woolpit is set for a major resurfacing project. Picture: Google Maps
The diversion route will be in place on weeknights from 8pm to 6pm until June. Picture: National Highways
The diversion route will be in place on weeknights from 8pm to 6pm until June. Picture: National Highways

The roadworks will include the addition of new traffic signs, road markings and road studs.

A diversion route will be in place, taking motorists along the A143 to Scole, then south on the A140 to rejoin the A14 at junction 51, in Needham Market.

The works follow another major resurfacing project on the A14 near Stowmarket, from Haughley to Tothill, which started in February 2023 and is scheduled to be finished by August.

The A14 resurfacing works near Stowmarket started last February. Picture: National Highways
The A14 resurfacing works near Stowmarket started last February. Picture: National Highways

National Highways said once the project was complete drivers would benefit from a safer, smooth road surface which would bring economic benefit for the local economy.

Phase two of the project is planned for late autumn 2024. More details will be confirmed nearer to the time.