Parts of the A14 will be closed this week for urgent pothole repairs. 

National Highways announced last week that the A14 will be closed between Bury St Edmunds and Needham Market between 8pm and 6am until Friday. 

It comes after a number of potholes appeared in a temporary surface after a stretch of the road was reopened last week

National Highways issued an apology stating engineers were "working to understand the reason of the problem"

The road surface is temporary with the final surface being laid in the summer 2024, just before the whole project is completed. 

The A14 will be closed overnight between junctions 43 and 51 to through traffic from 8pm to 6am on each of the following nights:

  • Eastbound – Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9
  • Westbound – Friday, November 10

A National Highways spokeswoman said: “During the resurfacing work, a few potholes appeared in the temporary surface on the westbound and eastbound carriageway.

"We are investigating the reason behind this and will carry out emergency repairs this Friday and will continue next week.”