Suffolk Chamber media statement: Ipswich road and traffic issues
Stephen Britt, chair of Suffolk Chamber’s Transport & Infrastructure Board:
“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has been lobbying for Ipswich to have a transport system that has the right capacity and flexibility to help deliver rather than hinder the town’s enormous economic potential.
There are times when the town feels like a gold medal athlete in chains: its potential shackled by a road system in and around the town.
That is why we have been working with our partners to investigate improvements not just to one part of the issue, but to the wider road network.
The Upper Orwell Crossings are an important step forward in loosing these constraints. We also feel that, subject to a proven business case, a northern bypass would help further unshackle Ipswich’s potential and avoid Tuesday’s gridlock alongside other measures, including new ‘stack’ options and contingency plans when the Orwell Bridge is closed.”