Essential Repairs: Lane closure in place on B1113, Badley, Suffolk

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Essential repairs currently being carried out on the B1113 road between Stowmarket and Needham Market
  • Lane closure currently in place for traffic headed towards Needham Market
  • Diversion in place via A14
  • Cadent is currently carrying out essential work to repair a gas main by the side of the B1113, Badley.
    The repair job is a complex engineering task with engineers having to dig a deep excavation (circa 2m) to carry out the necessary repairs.
    A lane closure is currently in place on the road opposite MorvEnd heading towards Needham Market and a diversion is in place via the A14.
    Local gas supplies have not been affected by the work. 
    Cadent Network Supervisor Mark Howells said: “We will do all we can to complete the work as soon as possible but currently it looks like the work will extend into next week due to the engineering complexities.”
    He added: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience this essential work may be causing however the work must be done to help ensure local people keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating.”
    For more information on the work people can call 0845 835 1111 or email
    To find out more about Cadent‘s gas mains work go to
    Suspected gas escapes should be reported on 0800 111 999* (All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service line are recorded and may be monitored).


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