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A14 roadworks, near Stowmarket, from Haughley to Tothill, should be finished by August 2024, says National Highways





The highways agency resurfacing a major stretch of the A14 hopes work will be completed by the end of August depending on weather conditions.

At the start of the month new signs were installed on the eastbound and westbound side of the key commuter route near Stowmarket updating drivers on the progress of the major National Highways project.

When asked by SuffolkNews whether the reconstruction work would be completed by the end of the year, a spokeswoman for National Highways said: “While our aim is to conclude the A14 reconstruction by summer 2024, well before December, it's crucial to recognise that potential weather and construction risks could impact our timeline.

The roadworks on the A14 near Stowmarket started last year. Picture: Sam Harrison
The roadworks on the A14 near Stowmarket started last year. Picture: Sam Harrison

“Our specific target is to finalise the scheme by the end of August.

“Adverse weather conditions have caused a minor delay in our progress. However, we are still on track to finish the work by the summer of 2024.”

Explaining the signage installed at the start of the roadworks between junction 47a to junction 49, on both sides of the carriageway, she said: “Signs have been installed to show drivers that we are making progress.

One of the signs on the A14 at junction 48. Picture: National Highways
One of the signs on the A14 at junction 48. Picture: National Highways
National Highways has updated drivers on progress regarding the A14 roadworks near Stowmarket. Picture: National Highways
National Highways has updated drivers on progress regarding the A14 roadworks near Stowmarket. Picture: National Highways

“The signs say the work is 63 per cent complete as this refers to the tasks completed rather than duration.

“The first few weeks of the scheme would have showed 0 per cent as we were setting up work such as clearing vegetation, installing cameras and setting up traffic management.”

Work on the resurfacing between Haughley and Tothill started in February last year.

More detailed information about the timeline of the project will be given as it it progresses towards its final stages.