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Flooding-prone A12 to be upgraded

A section of the A12 in Suffolk which is notorious for flooding is to undergo a £1.8m upgrade.

The section of road at Blythburgh was among a series of improvements set to cost £66m which were announced by the Department for Transport.

Waveney MP Bob Blizzard said the work was "vital" and he was "delighted" by the announcement.

He said: "At the moment the road often ends up under water during heavy rainfall or very high tides."

He added: "This work will protect Lowestoft's main link to the rest of the country."

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