Road closed for two weeks in Woolpit for drainage work

Vital roadworks is due to take place in Woolpit from today and is due to last for two weeks for drainage work resulting in a road closure.

The news was announced by Suffolk Highways on its Twitter account saying that Heath Road, between the Sharpes Row and Warren Lane junctions, would be closed for a fortnight.

Even though work will take place from 7am to 4.30pm each day, the road will need to shut for 24 hours a day because a large section of the middle of the carriageway will be dug up.

“The road will be under 24-hour continuous closure for the duration of the works and will be closed to through traffic,” a statement from Suffolk Highways said.

“Unfortunately the road is not wide enough to comply with safety regulations to maintain a safe passing distance for vehicles and a road closure is necessary.”

Access will be allowed for residents and businesses in the area affected, although it will be controlled by workers on site.

“On-street parking will be restricted to allow the works to be carried out unobstructed,” Suffolk Highways added.

Diversion routes for vehicles weighing up to 7.5tonnes will be signposted, along with a separate route for heavier vehicles.

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