“Reducing heavy goods vehicles and other through traffic will ensure that Beccles will be an even more pleasurable place to live in and visit.” Construction of the relief road started in August last year, with the £7m scheme due to be completed this summer.
Mark Bee, Waveney District Council leader and county councillor for Beccles, also gave his backing to the campaign.
But parish council chairman Keith Kyriacou has stressed it needs to include a new medical centre, affordable homes, and improvements to Back Market Lane to find favour with villagers.
Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw, a town councillor and Suffolk county councillor for Beccles, started the campaign back in January over fears that lorry drivers who rely on sat navs and road signs would still continue to be routed through the town.
She said: “This is fantastic news for Beccles, moving the A-road away from our historic town centre is one of the important measures that will make the relief road a success.
It followed reports that a member of staff had been stabbed by a man with a syringe after the worker had attempted to stop him.
The victim suffered a cut to his hand which required hospital treatment.The decision by Suffolk County Council follows a campaign by residents, town and county councillors to make the new Beccles Southern Relief Road an A-road rather than a B-road.