B1068 Stoke by Nayland – Road Resurfacing – March / April 2020
We are planning to carry out road resurfacing works along the B1068 in Stoke by Nayland between the main Lodge to Tendring Park Hall, Park Street and the School Campus, Sudbury Road. This is necessary to stop further deterioration and improve the road surface. Once works are in progress the roads below will be temporarily closed to through traffic: B1068 Sudbury Road, Stoke by Nayland – from Gravel Hill until Blundens Corner B1068 Blundens Corner, Stoke by Nayland – entire length B1068 Polstead Street, Stoke by Nayland – entire length B1068 Park Street, Stoke by Nayland – entire length B1068 Park Road, Stoke by Nayland – entire length
The work is planned to be carried out in the period between Friday 27th March and Friday 3rd April 2020, during the hours of 9am and 3.45pm, excluding the weekend. The times and dates of the works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.
Pedestrian access to properties and businesses will be available. However vehicular access may be restricted even where off road parking is available. During the working times above, access will be controlled by staff on site. Please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so.
During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via: B1068, A12, B1070, A12, A1341, A134, B1068 and vice versa Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. A plan showing the diversion route for these works is here. 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. More information about diversion routes can be found on our "Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” webpage. 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. These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current health and safety guidelines. Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on 0345 606 6171. Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.
Frequently asked questions: You have said that my road will be closed. Will I still be able to get in and out of my property? Yes, the majority of the time you will be able to gain access on foot. When the road is closed, staff on site will be able to make sure that you can get through safely. However, the nature of the work may prevent vehicular access during this time. If we are working directly outside your property, we will do everything we can to make sure that you still get in when you want to. However, if, for example we are digging up the road or path right outside your property, there may be periods of around 15-20 minutes when you may temporarily not be able to get in or out. What about access for other services including emergency services? We notify the emergency services, local bus operators and councils for bin collections. If an emergency vehicle needs to get in, access would immediately be made available. I run a business – how will people know if it is open? We know its important customers are aware businesses are open, so where appropriate we will put up notices or display signs saying ‘Businesses open as usual’. Will the works be noisy? The nature of roadworks and the equipment that we use, means that works can be noisy. We will do everything we can to keep noise to the minimum possible. Will works start on the date in your letter? We plan roadworks in advance, so to take into account bad weather or other delays, we give dates that cover the range of days that we could be on site (with a few extra days planned in just in case). If we need to make major changes to the dates of works, we will let you know and update the information boards on sites. Why is there a long diversion in place? When we close a road and put a diversion in place, it needs to be a route that can be accessed by all shapes and sizes of vehicles. We make the diversion as clear as possible, but people may choose to use other local roads. The works have finished. Why have signs and barriers been left behind? Sometimes we need to leave sites with barriers around them so that new surfaces can finish drying off. Often our teams are scheduled to collect the signs at a later date. Occasionally we may leave signs behind by mistake, so if you do see them more than two weeks after we have finished give us a call and we will come and collect them.