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Felixstowe is a town in Suffolk. It has always been a popular destination, initially as a seaside town. However, the construction of the Port of Felixstowe container terminal in the 1960s means it is now one of the most important Primary Destinations in the country. The port is the busiest in the UK and handle's 40% of container cargo.

Since the town and the port are bordered on three sides by the North Sea, the River Orwell and the River Deben, Felixstowe is one of a few Primary Destinations with only one Primary Route out of the town. Unusually, however, this road, the A14 (although it has been A139 and A45 in the past), is also the only classified road out of the town, as the A154 is merely a loop route from A14 J60 to the end of that road.

Because the port is a vital part of Britain's infrastructure, the A14 and the A12 which connects traffic to London is a busy route for HGVs, and regularly struggles to cope with the traffic demands.

There is a foot ferry to Harwich, but vehicular traffic must divert via Ipswich.


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The MIDLANDS, Ipswich, London (A12)


Felixstowe Docks and Industrial Centre. This road follows the original path of the A14 before diversion


Old Felixstowe Follows Hamilton Road


Sea Front Follows Undercliffe

JunctionsDock Gate 1 Roundabout • Dock Spur Roundabout • Port of Felixstowe Junction
RoadsA1021 • A139 (Ipswich - Felixstowe) • A14 • A154 • A45 • B1081 (Felixstowe) • B1082 • E112 (Old System) • E30 • NCN51
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