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.