New bridge over A14 installed in two days

A new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A14 in Bury St Edmunds was installed in just 48 hours.

Suffolk County Council secured funding from the Department for Transport and earmarked the funds for sustainable travel at the same time as Kier MG mobilised the new highways contract. Kier MG ensured that the project was delivered on time and on budget.

The scheme connects the residential area on the south of the A14 at Thingoe Hill with the industrial estate on Northgate Avenue and provides improved access to Bury Town Centre for pedestrians and cyclists.

Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said:

“I’m glad to see this essential work finally come to fruition, the robust support and feedback we’ve received from local people and political members has been key in developing this piece of work, from the design stage until now.

“The connection between one side of Bury with the other is currently made difficult with the A14 running through the town, the bridge will provide a quick and safe link for pedestrians and cyclists and I’m confident that many people will reconsider their mode of transport when wanting to travel into the town.

“I must thank everyone who has had a hand in helping to shape these proposals and ensuring we arrived at an outcome which local people and those visiting Bury can be proud of and make good use of, now, and in years to come.”

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