A14 Suffolk: Closed after serious motorcycle and lorry crash

Published:
7:06 AM September 21, 2022



Updated:
7:38 AM September 21, 2022

The A14 has been closed in both directions near Ipswich after a serious crash involving a motorcycle and lorry just outside Ipswich. 

Emergency services are currently at the scene of the accident near Sproughton. 

Initially a spokeswoman for Suffolk police said that the eastbound carriageway was closed between Sproughton and Copdock Interchange. 

It has since been confirmed that both carriageways of the A14 have been closed. 

The extent of any injuries is not yet known. 

In a Tweet, National Highways said: “The A14 near Ipswich is now closed in both directions between junction 54 and junction 55 following a serious collision. 

“Suffolk police remain at the scene.”

According to the AA traffic map there are severe delays in the area with queues leading back to the Whitehouse turn-off. 

Drivers using the eastbound carriageway are being advised to follow the below diversion route:

  • Exit the A14 at J52 Claydon and take the 4th exit onto the B1113 (Bramford Road).
  • Continue on the B1113 through Bramford and Sproughton to the roundabout with the A1071.
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A1071 and continue to the junction with A1214.
  • Turn right at the junction and follow the A1214 to re-join the eastbound carriageway at J55 Copdock Mill. 

The diversion route for the westbound carriageway is the eastbound diversion route but in reverse order. 

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