A14: Bridges

Department for Transport written question – answered on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many days the A14 Orwell Bridge has been closed in each year since 2000.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Year

Total Closures

2015 (from 1 April)

1

2016

2

2017

2

2018

6

2019 (to 30 June)

2

The closure summary above is categorised as follows:

Year

High Winds

Suicide

Road Traffic Incident

2015 (from 1 April)

0

0

1

2016

2

0

0

2017

2

0

0

2018

5

1

0

2019 (to 30 June)

2

0

0

Roadworks closures have not been included in the above summaries because of the way Highways England record roadworks data. Their records do not identify the Orwell Bridge as a specific section, nor do their records differentiate between a complete closure or a lane closure.

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