Local MP demands answers from Highways England after Orwell Bridge closures branded “utterly ridiculous”


 

A Suffolk MP has held “positive discussions” with Highways England about regular closures of the Orwell Bridge on the A14, after local businesses said it was costing them £1m each time. The 40-year-old bridge carries 69,000 vehicles every day but high winds often lead to it being closed, impacting heavily on the local economy. It was forced to close again on two consecutive nights last week due to wind speeds in excess of 50mph. Paul Clement, CEO of business group […]