Therese has welcomed the firm commitment from Suffolk County Council to install a sluice on the A12 at Blythburgh despite the scheme being pushed back to 2013.
Due to the extra studies and hydraulic modelling required to ensure that environmental , habitat and water quality concerns are addressed, the flood prevention scheme will not now be implemented until September 2013.
There is a tight construction window for works between September and December to order to avoid disturbance to over-wintering birds and to minimise disruption to summer traffic. Due to the extra work required construction work has been re-programmed to start in September 2013.
Therese said "When the road floods it causes major delays and inconveniences people and businesses in the area. It is a shame about the delay but it is important we get it right. I welcome the firm commitment to make this happen in 2013."
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