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Advanced notification of road closure – B1079 Otley Bottom, Otley

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Please see below message from Suffolk Highways

Dear all,

For your awareness, we are planning to carry out carriageway bank stabilisation and carriageway reconstruction works along B1079 at Otley Bottom, Otley.

The works are programmed to take place commencing Tuesday 28 May 2024 and will continue until Tuesday 23 July 2024. During this time, the road will be closed to ensure the safety of highway users and our operatives.

For the duration of the closure, traffic will be diverted via B1078, B1077, A1214, A12, B1079 and vice versa.

This is a significant project focussing on two large areas of road which have suffered deterioration, following the collapse of the road bank during Storm Babet. Works not only aim to repair the damage caused, but to significantly reduce the possibility of future collapses impacting the carriageway.

Due to the complexity of these works, significant preparatory and design works were required in order to ensure works were planned effectively. We thank the local community for their patience whilst planning has been carried out.

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 and our social media channels accordingly.

A plan showing the diversion route for these works is attached to this email. 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. The latest updates on our works can be found on the One.Network website.

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.

A map showing roadworks in Otley, Suffolk.

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Posted 21 May 2024