Traffic order imposed to help solve Lowestoft roadwork congestion problem

PUBLISHED: 14:44 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:44 24 March 2014

One of the temporary lights that caused traffic chaos

One of the temporary lights that caused traffic chaos


An emergency traffic order has come into effect in Lowestoft to help alleviate traffic congestion caused by major roadworks in the town centre.

The Highways Agency has introduced the order in the Station Square area of the town after a request last week by Mark Bee, the leader of Suffolk County Council, and Colin Law, the leader of Waveney District Council.

The order means that temporary traffic lights set up at the Station Square which caused lengthy tailbacks for traffic heading north towards the A12 Bascule Bridge have been removed.

However the lights’ removal means that Denmark Road is closed off to southbound traffic between Katwijk Way and Station Square with a mile long diversion in place to reach the bridge.

The roadworks are being carried out by Suffolk County Council to improve the access of the A12/Commercial Road junction.

It was hoped the work will be finished by the end of this month, but the access project will now carry on until May 6.

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  • So,temporary lights are being removed. Wow, I expect vast amounts of holidaymakers,shoppers and new business owners are about to flock to the town any time now. Its like putting a plaster on a broken leg,a total waste of time.

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    kevin bacon

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • You would like to think that the people making the decision to go ahead with this work would have learned from previous experience and hesitated before instigating further work in or around the bridge. But no, this silly cosmetic adjustment of the roads and paths has gone ahead causing all the disruption and adverse effect on trade in the town. Those who are responsible should resign from both the Suffolk and Waveney Councils. .

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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Why is the work now going to take an extra month? it can't be that severe weather has caused the delay more likely poor project management.

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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Poor old Lowesoft! Once again we are hit by prolonged roadworks and the disruption and chaos this causes. It is certainly having a noticeable effect on business in the town, which is much quieter. Of course it puts people off coming in to town, both now and in the future. What amazes me is that there never seems to be any sense of urgency to get such work completed . Work should be going on around the clock. It's our town that's slowly being destroyed!

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    Robert James

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Norcas ,well said.

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    Peter Colby

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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