A road junction in Bury St Edmunds is to be closed by Suffolk County Council in support of the Government’s active travel measures.
The measures are intended to make active travel the first choice for people going about their daily lives.
As part of the measures the council intends to close Lancaster Avenue at its junction with Tollgate Lane to motor traffic on an experimental basis.
The council say their intention is to create a safer, quieter neighbourhood for residents, pedestrians and cyclists – particularly those travelling to the nearby schools.
The closure of Lancaster Avenue will be followed by a six month consultation period where residents can see the impact of the closure and provide feedback accordingly.
In a letter to residents Suffolk County Council state “if the closure is not working as anticipated, we can change its location, add other measures or remove the scheme at short notice.”
Is is planned that work will commence on 29th September and the work is expected to take 4 nights to complete.