MP calls for meeting with National Highways after bridge closure

The MP for Ipswich is seeking an “urgent” meeting with National Highways after the closure of the Orwell Bridge due to over-running roadworks led to huge traffic jams across the town. The East Anglian Daily Times quotes Tom Hunt as saying he was caught up the jams on Friday, and that it took him two […]

Orwell Bridge variable speed innovation declared a success

A system which reduces the speed limit on the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has meant the key route on the A14 has remained open in strong winds when in the past it would have had to be shut. The scheme involves new SWARCO-built electronic signs on the bridge displaying enforceable, changeable driver speed limits, mandating […]

MP gets Commons time for Orwell Bridge debate

The MP for Ipswich Tom Hunt has secured time to discuss issues around the closures for high winds causing “massive disruption” in Suffolk’s County Town. The Ipswich Star reports Mr Hunt will raise the matter during Thursday afternoon’s adjournment debate in the House of Commons, highlighting the importance of a solution being delivered and the […]

More speed cameras for Orwell Bridge

Extra speed cameras are being added to the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich in Suffolk as part of Highways England’s plans to keep it open during periods of high winds. The Ipswich Star reports that HE briefed the local council’s security committee to confirm work to have a 40 mph limit in place when it’s very […]


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