Improved connections between Sproughton Road and Bramford Road in Ipswich are to be considered by the County Council’s Planning Department.

If approved, the newly proposed link road will be constructed as an extension of Europa Way in Ipswich, extending through to a new mini roundabout to form a junction with Bramford Road just east of the A14 overbridge.

It would also include the construction of a two-way single-lane link road, extending between the end of existing Europa Way and Bramford Road, a mini roundabout to form the new junction with Bramford Road and a 3-metre shared footway and cycleway.

The new link would set out to help local growth, improve the existing road network to make it safer and cut journey times, improve and support sustainable transport, and help promote sustainable development.

Councillor Richard Smith, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for economic development, transport strategy and waste, said: “I am very pleased to see this proposal put forward for consideration to the County Council’s Planning Department and I am encouraged to hear the support from those across the town who have been wanting to see this link road constructed for some time.

“If approved, these improvements will provide many benefits for residents, businesses and those travelling across Ipswich such as enabling more sustainable travel options, reducing congestion and speeding up journey times.

“I want to thank the considerable efforts by the two local county councillors who have been relentless in pushing for this beneficial outcome.”

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