Roadworks will start in Stowmarket on Monday (14th September) as part of a project to lay almost half a kilometre of new sewers.

The work on Bury Road is needed to connect the new Northfield View housing development to the mains sewerage. The first phase of the work starts on Monday and runs until October 7. It will mean the closure of Bury Road between the junction with Chilton Way and the Tot Hill Roundabout.

The next phase will see the work extended to the junction with Gipping Place and will continue until November 8th. This phase will see the road partly reopened and there will be temporary traffic lights in place.

Nik Shelton, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “This is a vital project which is needed to bring sewerage to the new neighbourhood of Northfield View.

“Unfortunately the work will cause some disruption but diversion signs will be in place and we are in regular communication with local residents. We have done everything we can to minimise traffic issues and we have kept road closures periods to an absolute minimum.”

The new sewer will run from the junction of Bury Road and Chilton Way to the pumping station on Bury Road in Stowmarket.

The work - which involves an investment of £290,000 by Anglian Water - was initially due to commence at the start of the month but was delayed by a week to accommodate the Tour of Britain cycle race.