Lorries going through the Trimley villages - residents will have to put up with a similar situation tonight as part of the A14 is resurfaced Picture: LUCY TAYLOR
Part of the A14 is to be closed tonight for emergency repairs - with all traffic sent through two villages.
Further to previous updates. The contractors are just starting to implement this closure of the #A14 from J60 to J58. The works are due to be completed by 5am. A signed diversion route will be in place. #Trimley#Felixstowe
Yes, the closure of the #A14 westbound from J60 to J58 for resurfacing works is planned to go ahead this evening. They should be starting at 8pm and be completed by 5am. A signed diversion route will be in place. #Trimley#Suffolk
Highways England said the westbound dual carriageway would be closed between the busy dock spur roundabout at Felixstowe and the Seven Hills interchange at Bucklesham.Diversions will send all traffic, including all the trucks leaving the Port of Felixstowe, from the dock spur along the A154 Walton bypass (Candlet Road) into Felixstowe and then through Walton High Street and both Trimleys.
Highways England delivered letters last night to residents to warn them about the disruption.
It said the closure was taking place for improvements works on the A14 to improve the surfacing.
Drivers have noticed a large pothole where the road has sunk on the nearside carriageway just beyond the sliproad to join the A14 at Trimley St Martin and a 50mph temporary speed limit was put in place last week. There are also other areas of the road surface which need attention.
Highways England said: "These road improvements are necessary to maintain the stategic road network along the A14. This will add benefits such as a better road surface, safety improvements and an improved journey for our customers."