Suffolk County Council are planning to carry out road resurfacing works on Furze Close, Heather Close and Genesta Drive, Thurston in the period between the 11 and 18 May 2020 (excluding the weekend) during the hours of 9am and 4.30pm. They estimate that the works will take approximately 3 days to complete. This will require a temporary road closure 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.
As they plan roadworks in advance, they schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If they need to make major changes to their work dates, they will update the information signs on site.
During the unprecedented measures that all are having to take at the moment, although they have scheduled this work to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed. They will do our best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, their resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as their service is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.
A plan showing the diversion route for these works can be downloaded using this link. When they 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 their webpage by using this link
Please note: their 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 their staff inspecting or working on the highway, for your safety and theirs, please keep your distance to allow them to do their work safely.
They will not be distributing letters to householders who may be affected by their works – the latest updates on our works can be found on their 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 them on 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.