A project to create much-needed car parking spaces in Woodbridge is nearing completion.
The project at Station Road car park will provide an extra 50 parking spaces, speed humps and new bike racks.
There are still a few finishing touches to complete, but the car park opened for business at 9am on Tuesday 9 April.
Kerry Blair, Head of Operations at East Suffolk Council, said: “Woodbridge is becoming more popular and we had repeated calls from local businesses and the Town Council to provide more parking for visitors and shoppers.
“There are still a few finishing touches to complete, but the car park is open and we hope that the changes will provide easier parking for everyone in the town.”
A small section of the car park will be unavailable until the end of the week when builders remove the compound. The installation of charging points for two electrical cars and the new ticket machine and tariff board will be completed shortly.
The first phase of the project started in November 2018 with the closure of The Avenue car park. An extra 13 parking spaces were created as well as new bike racks and the car park reopened to the public in January 2019.
The public access was closed between The Avenue car park and Station Road car park during the work but reopened on Tuesday 9 April. There will be no exit from the car park for cars via Jetty Lane at the request of local residents – all traffic will exit via Station Road. This is to manage the traffic flow in the area.