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A14 junction 47a Haughley to junction 49 Tothill road reconstruction scheme

13 March 2024

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Please use this link to view the latest newsletter on updates relating to the A14 Haughley to Tothill reconstruction scheme.

Please visit the project webpage for the latest information before travelling: www.nationalhighways.co.uk/A14Haughley.

Traffic control

National Highways have worked with Suffolk County Council to consider further actions that can be introduced to prevent the rat running through local villages.

Although they've installed additional signs along various routes, it is clear that some road users are not paying attention to these.

They’re therefore intending to temporarily reduce the speed limit on a number of local roads as detailed on our project website at www.nationalhighways.co.uk

The temporary speed reductions are subject to temporary traffic regulation orders (TTRO’s), with the changes in place from 16 October 2023. These temporary speed limits will be enforceable once the new speed limit signs have been installed.

Preventing rat running

At their recent public information exhibitions, residents expressed a concern about motorists using smaller, local roads to ‘rat run’.

To deter road users from using local routes, National Highways are working closely with Suffolk Constabulary to ensure existing restrictions on local roads are observed. They’re also placing signs at either end of these routes to advise they should be used by local traffic only, and that there is ‘no access to A14’ for through traffic.

Contact National Highways

If you’d like more information about this work, you can contact them by calling our 24/7 Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by emailing info@nationalhighways.co.uk.

Alternatively, please visit their website at www.nationalhighways.co.uk/A14Haughley.

Road users can also keep up to date on road closures by visiting our Traffic England website at www.trafficengland.com or by following our Twitter feed @HighwaysEAST.