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What will the Orwell Crossings project mean to you?

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On Tuesday 6 March 2018, Suffolk County Council will be hosting a public information day in the ground floor foyer of Dance East on the Waterfront.

The event, which will run from 12 noon to 7pm, is a drop-in event and will give you the opportunity to meet Suffolk County Council officers and ask questions about the proposed Upper Orwell Crossings.

The Labour Team are concerned that the County hasn’t publicised this well enough. These are the some of the questions we’re asking about the Orwell Crossings Project. We’re sure you will have some of your own as well...

  • What will this do for pollution and air quality?
  • Will our journeys to and from work really be any quicker with all this extra traffic?
  • Without bus priority measures, what will be the effect on the reliability of bus services held up in extra traffic?
  • What will be the overall benefit of this route?

Traffic will still have to queue to get past the ‘Novotel’ roundabout. Queuing on Landseer Road, Holywells Road and Duke Street is already heavy in the mornings without being joined by extra traffic from Wherstead Road which is already busy.

  • Is it really worth the money or should we be investing in more environmentally friendly transport projects?
  • Will the new bridge be used by heavy lorries?
  • Currently there are night time HGV bans on Landseer Road and Wherstead Road. Will the new bridge result in these lorry bans being lifted?

These are questions we are putting to Suffolk County Council on your behalf, but we want to make sure you ask the questions which matter to you too.

What do you think?

Please let the Labour Team know what you think. Email: contact@ipswich-labour.org.uk

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