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Users of the A14 near Ipswich face delay due to slow moving large load

A lorry carrying a large load will be moving slowly from Ipswich Port to Bramford tomorrow morning, road users have been warned.

Due to its size, the lorry will move very slowly with a police escort temporarily holding traffic. The lorry is due to leave the port at 8am and will use the A14 from junction 56 to 55.

The lorry is carrying a transformer for a Scottish Power Renewables’ offshore windfarm being developed 69km from the Suffolk coast at Lowestoft that will transport the green energy to a convertor station in Bramford where it will connect to the National Grid.

The transformer will take this route.Submitted picture
The transformer will take this route.Submitted picture

Beginning at the Port of Ipswich, the delivery route runs south along the A137 Wherstead Road, then west on the A14.

The A14 will be closed eastbound between junctions 56 and 55 to enable to delivery, as the load will travel west using the eastbound lane under police escort. The lane closure is anticipated to take place between 9am and 11am, though times may change due to the complexity of the manoeuvre.

From junction 55, the route runs north along the A1214, left on the A1071 and north on the B1113 past Sproughton and towards Bramford. The route leaves the B1113, going west on Bullen Lane to the Bramford converter station site.

Parking restrictions will apply on parts of the B1113 Loraine Way.