Monday 21 Jun 2004


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Over £670,000 of essential maintenance work will be carried out on the railway bridge in Ancaster Road, Ipswich.  The bridge will be water-proofed, brick work repaired and it will also be repainted.  This work forms part of a nationwide maintenance programme to improve our railway assets. Ancaster Road will be closed, at the bridge, for eight weekends from 26 June 2004. The bridge will close at 22.00 on each Saturday night and reopen at 06.00 on Monday mornings. Ipswich Borough Council Highways Department will be implementing a traffic diversion.  Pedestrians will still have access under the bridge. Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail General Manager said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this road closure might cause. I would like to assure all road and rail users that this work is essential and will ensure the safe, reliable passenger services that Ipswich commuter and leisure travellers rightly expect.”

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