Ruffley tells Highways Agency that Rookery Crossroads response is not good enough

Monday, 25 August, 2008

David Ruffley MP has today released a letter he has received from the Highways Agency detailing the problems encountered at the site of the former Rookery Crossroads and the proposed work to correct it.

In the short term the Highways Agency have stated that 'patching work' will be carried out and agents will collect cores from the carriageway to help the Agency find a permanent solution. For this work to be done an overnight total closure of the carriageway will be necessary.

David said:

'I am pleased that I have obtained this information from the Highways Agency on behalf of everyone that uses the A14. However, their response lacks urgency- it has been over a month since this problem occurred and we need action.

'It is clear from the letter that the Highways Agency has yet to close the carriageway and obtain the necessary cores to properly analyse the situation. Given the recurring problems in this area of the A14 I would have hoped that this would have been treated with the importance it deserves.

'The A14 is a key arterial road running through the heart of Suffolk and this should be recognised when work is prioritised.'