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A14 roadworks near Stowmarket from Haughley to Tothill to begin on Monday





A new date has been given for the resurfacing of a busy stretch of the A14 that will last for the next 16 months.

The roadworks near Stowmarket will begin on Monday, February 20 after being delayed from Tuesday, February 7.

National Highways will be replacing the road surface between Haughley and Tothill at junction 47a and junction 49 and a 50mph contraflow system will be put in place while the works take place.

The stretch of road on the A14, between junction 47a and junction 49, will be closed. Picture: Google Maps
The stretch of road on the A14, between junction 47a and junction 49, will be closed. Picture: Google Maps

The contraflow system will keep the A14 open during the day, but it will also reduce the capacity on the road.

Andy Jobling, National Highways Programme Delivery Manager, said: “The A14 is a very popular route with motorists, helping to provide a transport corridor between the North, the Midlands, and East Anglia.

"Upgrading this stretch will make it safer and smoother, ensuring it’s fit for the thousands of drivers who use it every day.”

The roadworks will last up to 16 months. Picture: GoogleMaps
The roadworks will last up to 16 months. Picture: GoogleMaps

The project is part of National Highways long-term plan of investing £400m to repair and replace roads across the country.

It will also see replacement kerbs installed, safety barriers replaced, new road markings and new reflective road studs.