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21st March 2019

Boat move will cause road delays


Abbey Transport intend to move a large boat from Oundle to the Haven Marina in Ipswich on Thursday 12 July, 2012.

The boat measures 5.23 M in width, 5.90 M in height, 24.86 M in length and weighing 59000 KGS is expected to leave the Cambs border at around 0900 hrs under the escort of Suffolk Police and will be taking the following route;

Moving towards Quy interchange and follow A1303 towards to Newmarket,

At the roundabout take second exit straight into Newmarket, through Newmarket High street to the clock tower roundabout,

Continue A1304,

Turn right B1506 (back via Cambridgeshire) through Kentford and pass under the A14 to join A14 towards Bury St Edmunds,

Passing under railway bridge at Bury St Edmunds keeping as far as possible to offside for maximum clearance) ….. then continue A14 to Stowmarket,

Turn left A1308 through Stowmarket

Continue B1113 through Needham Market to Gt Blakenham

Turn right (still B1113 & contraflow to end of dual carriageway)*

Continue through Lorraine Way Bramford Way and Sproughton village,

Turn left A1071 to the Holiday Inn Hotel,

Turn left A1214 into Ipswich,

Turn right A137 West End Road and follow one-way system to Bridge Street and enter Haven Marina from Bridge Street prior to Stoke Bridge,

* This is because the load will not pass under the bridges under the A14 at Claydon interchange.

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