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U8036 Lavenham Road in Thorpe Morieux, near Bury St Edmunds, shut until July due to badger activity





A road which has been closed due to badger activity will remain shut for four months.

The U8036 Lavenham Road, in Thorpe Morieux, near Bury St Edmunds, has been closed since Monday, February 12 due to carriage deterioration from a badger sett.

Suffolk Highways has confirmed it is working with Suffolk Wildlife Trust to find a solution with the aim to to repair and reopen the road by July.

U8036 Lavenham Road, in Thorpe Morieux. Picture: Google Maps
U8036 Lavenham Road, in Thorpe Morieux. Picture: Google Maps
Badger setts can only be moved from July to October. Picture: Canva
Badger setts can only be moved from July to October. Picture: Canva

There are laws to protects badgers which only allows their setts to be moved from July to October with permission from Natural England.

While the road is closed, motorists have been told to follow a diversion route down Wash Lane, onto Mill Lane, join Rookwood Lane and then onto Grubbs Lane.