The intention of these works is to increase the capacity on the local road network and, once complete, they will help everyone in the area travel quicker. We are also introducing new footpaths to improve pedestrian safety locally.
Why are these works taking place?
As part of the planning consent for the Wolsey Grange development in Ipswich, Taylor Wimpey will be carrying out road improvement works to Poplar Lane, the A1071 and the A1214. These works have been requested by Suffolk County Council.
Improvement works to A1071-Poplar Lane junction
As part of the local highway network improvements, an extra lane will be built leading up to the A1214 as well as an extra cycle lane. There will also be new signals at the A1071 and Poplar Lane junction, which will be resurfaced.
The section of the A1071 between the A1214 and Poplar Lane will be closed during this time, with traffic diverted through London Road and Hadleigh Road, to speed up the works.
All of this work will be completed with the full approval of Suffolk County Council and we hope to keep inconvenience to the local community to a minimum. However, there will be some disruption at times, and for this we apologise.
Improvement works to A1214-A1071 junction
The A1214/A1071 junction works will see improvements made to traffic islands at the junction with Scrivener Drive, to allow two lanes from the A1071, along with resurfacing and signalling improvements.
A1214 traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction to ensure the work can be safely carried out.
Traffic from Scrivener Drive will be restricted to left-turn in, left-turn-out only and traffic signals will be switched off to ensure maximum traffic flow.