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Ipswich Roadworks update

The massive redevelopment of roadworks and alterations to bus stations continue, here’s an update of how things are developing.

busstationThe new ticket office at Old Cattle Market bus station will be open from Monday 21 October. This will make it easier for passengers to purchase tickets and access information on services running to and from the station. The temporary office currently situated at the Buttermarket shopping centre will close.

Contractors plan to pressure wash and seal the yorkstone paving at the Old Cattle Market bus station towards the end of next week. This work will be carried out at night to avoid disruption.

Tower Ramparts Bus Station
Work at the bus station is progressing exceptionally well. Paving is now complete around Electric House and the Robert Ransome pub. All bus shelters have been installed, and we’re now putting glass into the shelters and paving the rest of the site.

The islands have been kerbed and totems for the real time information boards are being erected. Lighting columns and granite benches have also been installed.

Completion date: Friday 15 November

Museum Street / Princes Street / Friars Street

We are reconstructing and improving the public area around Princes Street (north of Museum Street) and the road will be closed to vehicle access.
Pedestrian access has been maintained and businesses are open as usual.

We encourage you to plan your journey into town carefully. Please click here for a map of the diversion route.

When these works finish, Elm Street into Museum Street will become one-way. This means that if a motorist wants to gain vehicular access to Princes Street North / Giles Circus, access will need to be made from Museum Street.

Completion date: Friday 15 November


Signalling upgrades
The signal upgrades will allow the following junctions to be brought under and connected to the Urban Traffic Management Control (UTMC) system.

London Road/Handford Road
Signal upgrade at this junction is almost complete.

Completion date: Monday 21 October

Grimwade Street/St Helens Street/Argyle Street
Works to upgrade these signals at the junctions have begun.

Completion date: Friday 25 October

Derby Road / Foxhall Road
Signal upgrade to take place from Monday 21 October

Completion date: Monday 11 November

Warwick Road / St Helens Street / Grove Lane / Spring Road
Signal upgrade including the closure of Warwick Road for three weeks from Monday 21 October.

Completion date: Friday 15 November

The above work has been arranged to coincide with half term when there is less traffic, minimising disruption. However, lane closures will be in place, expect significant delays at peak times, please take this into consideration when planning your journey.

The new system apparently relies on all the system being in operation, therefore the system’s benefits will not be seen until the work has been completed and the network has been validated, which will be in 2014.

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