Orwell Bridge Scheduled Road Closures

Published: 13 January 2021

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND is scheduling some essential maintenance work for the A14 at Orwell Bridge and are now about to install the new signs that will allow the speed limits to be changed according to the wind speed.

 

7 Weeks - Monday 25 January to Friday 12 March - subject to weather conditions.

We will be working between the hours of 9pm to 5am throughout the week. Some lanes of the road will be closed during our work and there will be short-term diversions too.

SHORT-TERM DIVERSIONS

For safety purposes, we will need to close the A14 road eastbound from junction 55 to junction 58 overnight from 9pm to 5am for 5 nights, starting from Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March.

We will also need to close the A14 road westbound from junction 58 to junction 55 overnight from 9pm to 5am for 5 nights, starting from Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March.

DIVERSION ROUTES

The diversion routes will need to be used during the full road closures only. Please use the official diversion routes as shown in the map below.

EASTBOUND - Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March (9pm to 5am)

Eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A14 at junction 55, exiting onto the A1214 / Yarmouth Road / Chevallier Street / Valley Road / Colchester Road / Woodbridge Road / Main Road before exiting onto the A12. Following the A12 before re-joining the A14 at junction 58. 

WESTBOUND - Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March (9pm to 5am)

Westbound traffic will be diverted from A14 at junction 58 onto the A12, following this before exiting onto the A1214 / Main Road, continuing to the A1214 / Woodbridge Road / Colchester Road / Valley Road / Chevallier Street / Yarmouth Road before re-joining the A14 at junction 55. 

We will be encouraging long-distance traffic to take alternative routes to avoid congestion around our roadworks and ensure there are shorter delays to local journeys. To do this, we will use signs to give the most suitable diversion around the roadworks.

PLEASE follow the official diversions.

For more information, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/orwell-bridge-new-speed-limits-during-high-winds/#overview

 

 

 For more information, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/orwell-bridge-new-speed-limits-during-high-winds/#overview