Home   Bury St Edmunds   News   Article

Major road disruption as £12million project gets under way




A £12million resurfacing project on the northbound and southbound carriageways on a section of a major East Anglian road are set to start tonight.

Work on the A11 between the A1075 roundabout at Thetford and the Ellingham Junction at Attleborough will see the refreshing of faded road markings, drainage work, replacing of safety barriers, damaged signs and reflective road studs.

The work is set to be undertaken in four phases and will end (weather permitting) on May 28.

Highways England says the project will 'increase the life expectancy of the road surface and make journeys safer for motorists'.
Highways England says the project will 'increase the life expectancy of the road surface and make journeys safer for motorists'.

The Phase will be as follows:

  • Phase one, throughout January, will see lane closures between Thetford and Attleborough, in both directions, for two weeks.
  • Phase two, between January 18 to 31, will see overnight full closures on the A11 between A1075 roundabout at Thetford and Fen Street roundabout at Attleborough in both directions. The closures will be conducted from 8pm to 8am everyday.
  • Phase three, all through February until March 29, will have a two-way contraflow in place on the A11 between the A1075 Thetford roundabout and Fen Street roundabout, Attleborough, for eight weeks.
  • The fourth and final phase, between March 29 and May 28, will have overnight closures on the A11 in both directions for nine weeks. These will take place daily from 8pm to 6am.

During the overnight closures, there will be a diversion route in place - Southbound traffic will be diverted from Thickthorn Junction via the A47/Norwich Southern Bypass and follow the A140, then the A1066, before re-joining the A11 at Thetford.

Northbound traffic will follow the same route but in reverse. To see the map of the diversion click here.