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East Street in Sudbury set to close for four weeks due to drainage works

A close up view showing a road closed and diversion sign. (6425219)
A close up view showing a road closed and diversion sign. (6425219)

A road closure will be instituted in Sudbury for almost a month, to allow for drainage works that were rescheduled after a delay last year.

Suffolk Highways is due to begin maintenance work to the drainage system in East Street on Monday, which will result in the road being shut to traffic between Girling Street and Acton Lane until Friday, February 8.

The work, which will include the installation of new drainage runs, gullies, catchpits and connections to existing Anglian Water systems, had initially been scheduled to take place in October.

However, they were postponed unexpectedly, when nearby Newton Road was closed for emergency repairs, after subsidence was detected in the road.

Following the completion of the work in East Street next month, resurfacing works will commence on February 8 in order to reinstate the double-yellow line markings on the road.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Highways confirmed that pedestrian access to residential properties and businesses will still be available via East Street for the duration of the work.

Diversions will be in place, with motorists heading south being redirected via Springlands Way, Melford Road and Girling Street.

Meanwhile, northbound traffic will be diverted via Girling Street, Newton Road and Northern Road.

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