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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 08:47 GMT
Inquiry into A14 blackspot plans
A public inquiry into plans to improve a notorious accident blackspot on the A14 in Suffolk is under way.

The stretch of road known as the Haughley Bends, near Stowmarket, is notorious for accidents and traffic jams despite a 50mph speed limit.

The Highways Agency said a 32m plan to realign the road and minimise junctions would improve safety and traffic flow.

But some villagers are worried the scheme would create more noise and traffic in the area.

During the public inquiry, local landowners, residents and the parish council will be able to comment on the plans.


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