Twenty-five villages on the Suffolk and Essex border are set to be hit by roadworks over the coming months. 

Anglian Water will be carrying out a series of closures as part of work to build the Bury St Edmunds to Colchester pipeline.

The water company is currently constructing a 69km pipeline across the area, with the main part of the work starting in early 2024. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Works form part of a huge Anglian Water schemeWorks form part of a huge Anglian Water scheme (Image: Anglian Water)

As part of this, a number of roadworks have been planned. 

Closures will commence this weekend in Bury Road in Brockley and Hadleigh Road in Raydon. 

From Monday, January 29, roadworks will be taking place in Brettenham's Buxhall Road, Darkings Lane in Felsham, Brands Lane in Hawstead, Brands Lane in Lawshall, Higham Road in Raydon and Tuffields Road in Whepstead. 

Work has already taken place in Rede, although it will commence again in Kiln Lane on Monday, February 19.

Date for closures in Belstead, Boxted, Chattisham, Great Horkesley, Hitcham, Nedging-with-Naughton, Thorpe Morieux are yet to be confirmed.

The full list of confirmed closures is as followed: 

  • Aldham, The Street - Monday, February 19, to Friday, March 8

  • Bradfield St Clare - Monday, March 25, to Sunday, March 31

  • Brettenham - Church Road, Monday, March 25, to Friday, April 12. Buxhall Road from Monday, January 29, to Friday, February 16

  • Brockley - Bury Road, Friday, January 26 at 20:00 to Monday, January 29. Friday, February 2, to Monday, February 5.

  • Copdock and Washbrook - Wenham Road, Monday, February 19 to Friday, March 8.

  • Felsham, - Darkings Lane Monday, January 29 to Friday, February 16

  • Great Whelnetham - Bury Road, Monday, March 18 to Sunday, March 24. Ixer Lane - Monday, March 18 to Sunday, March 24

  • Hadleigh - Pond Hall Road, Monday, March 25 to Friday, April 5.

  • Hawstead - Lawshall Road, Monday February 26, to Sunday March 3. Brands Lane, Monday January 29, to Sunday, February 4.

  • Lawshall - Folly Lane, Tuesday, February6 to Tuesday, February 13. Brands Lane, Monday, January  29 to Sunday, February 4

  • Little Whelnetham - Bury Road, Monday, April 8 to Sunday, April 14

  • Raydon - Higham Road, Monday, January 29 to Friday, February 2. Woodlands Road, Monday, March 11 2024 to Friday, March 22

  • Stoke-by-Nayland - Marsh Road, Monday, February 5 to Friday, February 16

  • Wattisham - Bildeston Road - Monday, March 25 to Friday, April 12

  • Whatfield - Elmsett Road, Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 26

  • Whepstead - Tuffields Road - Monday, January 29, to Monday, February 24