News from SuffolkOnBoard

Bus Service Changes  – https://www.suffolkonboard.com/news/buses-coronavirus-altered-service-information/

Many bus companies across Suffolk have cancelled some services or are operating reduced timetables. The information on this page will be updated as and when updates are received.

Concessionary Bus Passeshttps://www.suffolkonboard.com/news/concessionary-passes-return-to-normal-times/

From Monday 6 July concessionary bus passes in Suffolk will only be valid Monday to Fridays (09.30am to 11.00pm), and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Also, all passengers are now required to wear a face covering on public transport.

Walking and Cycling improvements in Suffolkhttps://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/active-travel-improvements-for-cycling-and-walking/

Find out what safe spaces have been created for you to walk or cycle in Suffolk – as part of plans to move out of COVID-19 lockdown.

Woods Lane Resurfacing

Message from Highways regarding the recent work on Woods Lane:

The surface dressing works have now been completed, however the road makings and the installation of road studs remain outstanding. We will keep you updated as soon a date has been scheduled.

Woods Lane Overnight Closure – 9 and 11 June

Suffolk Highways will be carrying out surface dressing on the A1152 Woods Lane, Melton. The works are programmed to take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 June, working overnight between 7pm and 7am each night.

During the period of the works, Woods Lane will be closed between A12 roundabout and the junction with The Street/Melton Road. For the duration of the closure, traffic will be diverted via A12, A1094, B1069, A1152 & vice versa. Access to properties will be available at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns before the works begin, please call Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171.

Suspension of Car Parking Charges to end – 25th May

Message from East Suffolk Council:

Having taken advice from the British Parking Association about measures to support social distancing, we are bringing our suspension of car park charging to an end from Monday 25th May.

Prolonged ‘free’ parking can create additional traffic in popular, tourism areas which can impact on social distancing. Signs will also be installed to remind people of their health and safety responsibilities when they are using our facilities.

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/suspension-of-car-park-charging-to-end/

Overnight road closure – A12 northbound – 1st June to 7th June

Message from Suffolk Highways

For your information, we are planning to carry out overnight surface dressing and associated works on the A12 northbound carriageway between Ufford and Hacheston. The works are due to take place in the period between the 1st June and 7th June 2020, between the hours of 7pm and 7am. This will require a temporary road closure so that we can carry out our works safely. There will also be a 40mph speed limit in force during the works and a prohibition of waiting in all lay-bys for the safety of the public and the team on site and for the parking of works vehicles and equipment. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.

As we plan roadworks in advance, we schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If we need to make major changes to our work dates, we will update the information signs on site.

During the unprecedented measures we are all having to take at the moment, although we have scheduled this work to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed.  We will do our best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, our resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as our service is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.

Further information can be found at the one.network website.

Bury Hill road closure – 27 May to 1 June

Message from Suffolk Highways

For your information, we are planning to carry out road resurfacing works on Bury Hill, Melton in the period between the 27 May and 1 June 2020 during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm. We estimate that the works will take approximately 2 days to complete. This will require a temporary road closure (from Bredfield Road junction to Saxon Way junction) so that we can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.

Bury Hill road closure map

As we plan roadworks in advance, we schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If we need to make major changes to our work dates, we will update the information signs on site.

During the unprecedented measures we are all having to take at the moment, although we have scheduled this work to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed.  We will do our best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, our resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as our service is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.

When we close the road and put a diversion in place, the route needs to be accessible to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. We make our diversions as clear as possible by placing appropriate signing along the route. More information about diversion routes can be found on our webpage.

Please note: our staff follow a range of health and safety measures, including the two-metre social distancing rule and cleaning down equipment more frequently and regularly.  If you see any of our staff inspecting or working on the highway, for your safety and theirs, please keep your distance to allow them to do their work safely.

We will not be distributing letters to householders who may be affected by our works. The latest updates on our works can be found on our website at Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” and on the OneNetwork website https://one.network/

There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates – Twitter.

Please contact us on 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Suffolk Highways