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A14 overnight closures in place between Claydon and Copdock Interchange to allow for repair works to be carried out




Drivers in Suffolk have been urged to plan ahead as overnight closures begin on a section of the A14.

Highways England are now in the final stage of the road surface repairs, which are being carried out between junctions 52 at Claydon and 55 at the Copdock Interchange.

This last stage will see the contraflow system, which has reduced the time needed to complete the works from nine weeks to just four, removed to allow new road markings and studs to be installed.

Overnight closures will be in place on the A14 while works are carried out. Picture: Highways England
Overnight closures will be in place on the A14 while works are carried out. Picture: Highways England

The sections of the road which could not be accessed while the contraflow was in place will also be repaired.

As a result, the eastbound carriageway on the A14 will be closed overnight between 8pm to 6am on Wednesday.

The westbound carriageway will then be closed between 8pm and 6am every night between this Thursday and Wednesday, February 24.

The eastbound closure will see drivers diverted off the A14 at junction 52, on to the B1113. They will then follow the diversion via Swan Hill, Chapel Lane and London Road, before re-joining the A14 at junction 55.

Drivers will follow the same diversion route in the opposite direction while the westbound closures are in place.

Anyone travelling long distance is encouraged to use alternative routes where possible.

Overnight lane closures will be in place between Thursday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 3 to allow average speed camera equipment to be removed.

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