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Parking boost for Woodbridge

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 14 January 2019 | Comments

The first phase of work to create much-needed extra car parking spaces in Woodbridge has been completed on time.

Work at The Avenue car park in Woodbridge started in November 2018 to create an extra 13 parking spaces and new bike racks. The car park has also been tarmacked, relined and swept to improve the appearance.

Most of the vegetation in the area has been retained and will be subject to landscaping and updating of the bollards at a later date, to tie in with the rest of the project.

The car park will be open to the public from 7.30 am Tuesday 15 January 2019.

In the second phase of the project, improvements will be made to the Station Road car park in Woodbridge to create an extra 50 parking spaces and add speed humps, electrical car charger for two cars and new bike racks.

The walkway between The Avenue car park and Station Road car park will remain closed during the work, so there will be no access to the river or Kingston Park via this route for the duration of the project.

Cllr Carol Poulter, Suffolk Coastal’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Green Environment said:

“Woodbridge is becoming increasingly popular with visitors and the town centre is thriving, so we had repeated calls to provide extra parking for shoppers and visitors alike.

“I’d like to thank the public for their cooperation during the works. We hope that the changes will help make parking in the town easier for everyone.”