During February of 2016, after 7 years of negotiations, an agreement was signed to build the Eastern Relief Road between Skyliner Way on Moreton Hall and Junction 45 of the A14. Today this new road opens! Bury St Edmunds new relief road will “unlock land” attracting millions of pounds worth of investment and creating thousands of jobs! Now that the road is finished, the new Suffolk Business Park can begin work which is expected to bring in 14,000 jobs and around £275 million of investment to the town in the next 25 years. It is said that the road will ease traffic congestion in the town and will provide a better form of access for the newly opened Sybil Andrews Academy. Not only this, but there will also be a new 500 home development along the new road.
As a joint project between St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk County Council and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, the road is expected to open this afternoon and provide an exciting new future for Bury. It is said that many successful companies have already shown interest in the New Suffolk Business Park whilst also allowing existing businesses to expand without having to leave the area. In terms of the new housing development this is said to provide 500 new homes, including much desired affordable homes, giving many the previously unobtainable chance to live and work in Bury St Edmunds.
We at Bychoice wish the best of luck to the rest of the development!