New off-road route for walkers & cyclists opened in Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 15:21 29 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:21 29 January 2020

Andrew Reid cuts the ribbon with Richard Rout, left, Mayor of Bury Peter Thomson and youngsters from Sebert Wood Primary School at the new cycle route  Picture SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

Andrew Reid cuts the ribbon with Richard Rout, left, Mayor of Bury Peter Thomson and youngsters from Sebert Wood Primary School at the new cycle route Picture SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

Suffolk County Council

A new bridleway in Bury St Edmunds linking the south east side of the town with Suffolk Business Park has been officially opened

Providing an off-road route for walkers and cyclists the pathway will avoid a busy A14 junction.

The project cost approximately £150k to construct and has been surfaced using recycled materials from roadworks.

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The bridleway will also link to Sustrans National Cycle Route 13.

As part of the improvement works, Suffolk Highways is also trialling solar powered lighting to guide users. It is not designed to replace street lighting.

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