A11 Exhibition Opens

An exhibition to tell local residents and roads users more about the A11 road widening scheme has opened.

Road users and local residents are invited to attend public information exhibitions in Elveden this week about work to improve and dual the A11 in Norfolk.

Roads Minister Stephen Hammond recently announced that the construction of the scheme to upgrade the last remaining single carriageway section on the A11 is scheduled to start in January 2013.

 The exhibitions will be held at Elveden Village Hall, Elveden Village, Norfolk, IP24 3TJ, on:

 -       Thursday 22 November 3pm to 8pm,

-       Friday 23 November 10am to 8pm, and

-       Saturday 24 November 10am to 3pm

People will be able to view the final plans for the scheme and find out more about the roadworks required to improve the carriageway. They will also find out where they can get journey planning advice during the work. The Highways Agency’s project team and contractor, Birse Civils Ltd, will be on hand to provide more information and answer questions.

a11 aerial

 Highways project manager Rob Gibson said:

“We are pleased to be able to welcome everyone at the Elveden Village Hall this week to give them an update on what has been happening since we started the advance work in August and tell them more about what is going to happen once the works start in January 2013.”

The multi-million pound (cost-range estimate of £94m to £113m) Fiveways to Thetford dualling and improvement scheme will widen 5.5 miles of the A11 - a key route between the M11 and Norwich - and build a new 3.6 mile bypass around the village of Elveden.

 Once completed, the Highways Agency project will bring a significant boost to the economy, reduce congestion and improve road safety. The Agency is working towards a completion date in December 2014.

During November and December, preparatory works will continue, including archaeological surveys, completion of the track upgrade on the Elveden Estate, construction of the site office and access improvements for vehicles. Some of this work will require lane or carriageway closures.

Image copyright Mike Page