Keeping Ipswich moving

Princes Street/Civic Drive new junction

What is the project all about?

The Travel Ipswich project aspires to improve traffic management and promote smarter travelling choices eg bus, train, walking and cycling, to address the main transport issues facing Ipswich in the future.  Click here for some more background information.


The scheme is aimed at improving travel for all users of the town whether they be vehicle users, cyclists, pedestrians, taxi or bus passengers.  The funding for the scheme came primarily from the Department of Transport for the purposes of development of the town.  An important part of the scheme is provision of information about traffic congestion and actual bus times and cycle routes available.  This will allow people to make informed decisions on how to get into and around the town.


The project should be completed by autumn 2015. Within this site you will find details of schemes being carried out at present, information of future works and also the many schemes that have already been completed.  Many of the pages contain plan diagrams.  These plans can be enlarged or printed by placing the cursor at the bottom/centre section of the plan and selecting the relevant icon.  Plans can also be rotated by right clicking on the diagram and selecting 'rotate clockwise.'


For further information on improvement work that has already been completed as part of the Travel Ipswich scheme click here. 


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Commercial Road/Princes Street junction

Work will be carried out here to further improve the main walking route from the station to the town centre via Princes Street. Works at this location started on Thursday 14th August, and are expected to last until 14th November. Please allow extra time if travelling in this area.  Click here for further information.


Paul’s Road

There will also be overnight closures of Pauls Road from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd October, between 7pm and 6am, whilst road lining is completed. Any particularly noisy work will be completed before midnight.  Click here for the diversion route.

London Road/Dickens Road junction – Monday 29 September to Sunday 26 October

Whilst work is being carried out at this junction to upgrade the traffic signals, the junction will be closed and diversions will be in place.  Please allow extra time for your journey. Temporary lights have been installed here but they will operate off-peak 9:30 to 3:30.  Click here for plan of works.

Valley Rd junctions at Henley Rd and Dale Hall Lane

Work is being carried out on Valley Rd at Henley Rd and Dale Hall Lane junctions, 27 October to 16 November. Temporary signals will be used and there will be a part closure of Henley Rd between Valley Rd and Elsmere Rd.  Check here for more details.