£5million improvements for five of Ipswich’s busiest road junctions

Today’s Morning Ipswich Star reports that a £5million package of improvements has been put forward for five of Ipswich’s most congested junctions.

It says

The scheme, announced by Suffolk County Council yesterday, will see upgrades at the Landseer Road/Clapgate Lane junction, the Nacton Road/Maryon Road junction, the Nacton Road/Rands Way junction, St Augustine’s roundabout through to Sainsbury’s on Felixstowe Road and the Foxhall Road/Heath Road roundabout.

Councillor Paul West, cabinet member for Ipswich, said

“We want it to have benefit to road users, pedestrians, cyclists, all of the community – people coming from outside Ipswich to work and shop and for residents of Ipswich itself.

“You will never be able to increase capacity and make things better for vehicles and pedestrians if we don’t do anything.

“We’re working to minimise 
the short-term inconvenience because we know that makes an impact on people’s lives and getting around.

“As an Ipswich resident myself, I share the same concerns, frustrations, desires that the rest of the people of Ipswich have, so this is designed to make everybody’s life a little bit easier and allow the town to move forward and account for growth that is planned in the future.”

You can read the Ipswich Star article here

 

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