Improvement work is set to start next week (4th February) in the Dog’s Head Street area, this may cause some disruption.
Falcon Street, Dog’s Head Street and the top of Silent Street will be closed to vehicles. Initially, this will be for site preparation followed by reconstruction of the carriageway and improvements to the pedestrian area.
However, although closed to vehicles, there will be pedestrian access and cycle access (although cyclists may have to dismount for a short distance).
Bus services affected will follow various diversion routes. The Passenger Transport team are currently working on publicity materials – temporary bus stop guides and timetables, on bus posters, leaflets etc. Information on any bus service changes will also be added to the Travel Ipswich, Traveline, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk on Board websites and on allaboutipswich.com
Negotiations are ongoing with large retailers that may have their deliveries affected, eg, Sainsbury’s and Wilkinson’s.
The Old Cattlemarket Bus Station will close when Falcon Street/Dog’s Head Street reopens (anticipated April 2013).
• This major improvement scheme to the area will create:
– A new ticket office
– New bus shelters
– Real Time Passenger Information screens (RTPI)
– An improved taxi rank
– Improved footways