Drivers are being warned of delays on Suffolk roads tomorrow as a 59 tonne boat is escorted through the county. 

The 24.8 metre long load is being transported from Oundle in north Northamptonshire to Ipswich Haven Marina on Thursday, April 18. 

The movement of the boat will be a joint operation involving Openreach, UK Power Networks and Suffolk Streetlighting. 

It comes after a 48,000kg piece of plant machinery was escorted through Suffolk on Monday. 

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The 5.23 metre wide boat will be escorted from the border with Cambridge on the A1303 from 9am. 

It will be escorted along the following roads:

  • A1033
  • A1304 through Newmarket
  • B1506 to the A14
  • Along the A14 to J47a
  • Tot Hill
  • B1113 to Sproughton 
  • A1071
  • A1214
  • A137
  • West End Road
  • Bridge Street
  • Local roads to site

Drivers are being warned to expect delays along these roads while the boat is escorted.