A14 between Bury St Edmunds and Needham Market set for week of overnight closures
Suffolk’s major carriageway is set for another round of overnight closures over the next week.
National Highways is currently investigating potholes that appeared in the temporary surface of the A14 shortly after the eastbound carriageway was opened, which will require emergency repairs to both roads.
To facilitate the work on the eastbound and westbound carriageways, the overnight closures will take place between 8pm and 6pm on:
Friday, November 3 and Monday, November 6 – Westbound
Tuesday, November 7 to Thursday, November 9 – Eastbound
Friday, November 10 – Westbound
Road users should allow extra time during their journey and follow the official diversion route – diverted traffic will use the A140 at junction 51 and the A143 to return to the A14 at junction 43 westbound, and vice versa eastbound.
From 6am on Tuesday 7 November, there will be a single lane open on each carriageway until the repairs are carried out; the traffic will be switched back to the eastbound contraflow system by 6am on Saturday 11 November and will remain in place for the duration of the scheme.
A spokesperson for National Highways said: “During the resurfacing work, a few potholes appeared in the temporary surface on the westbound and eastbound carriageway.
“We are investigating the reason behind this and will carry out emergency repairs this Friday and will continue next week.