A planned eight week road closure in a resort during the height of summer appears to have been delayed.

Felixstowe town councillor Steve Wiles has posted on Facebook that he had been "informed" the timings of the closure of the busy Candlet Road in Felixstowe to enable a roundabout to be created had been moved back from June or July to mid-September.

In March, this newspaper reported how the town's mayor Seamus Bennett had described the initial closure plan as "awful", fearing there would be traffic chaos in the town as tourists arrived during the busy summer period.

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Instead, he had called for the Suffolk County Council highways works to take place outside the peak season, possibly in October or November.

The infrastructure is being created to serve a Bloor Homes development of 368 homes and will act as an entrance to the major 2,000-home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, which will be built on a 345 acre site stretching from Gulpher Road in the north to the Dock Spur roundabout in the west and Ferry Road in the east.

During the closure, traffic will have to use alternative routes, potentially along the Dock Spur road and Langer Road or through the Trimley villages.

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On Facebook, Mr Wiles said: "The complete road closure intention has now, I am informed, been revised from June/July to mid-September.

"Unfortunately, (I am also advised), that the bulk of the carriageway work cannot be carried out without a road closure."

Although the county council's highways department facilitates the works, the plans were approved as part of planning permission for the development by East Suffolk Council.

A month ago, Mr Bennett said: "My views are that it is awful. It is terrible that the proposed closing date for Candlet Road is the summer.

"It is not quite in the school holidays, but it is very much close to the start of the season, May half-term, the Suffolk Show and the start of the school holidays."

The county council and Bloor Homes have been approached for comment.