Friday, 2 May 2014

Good news for long-suffering drivers as Elveden Bypass opens . . .

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Good news for long-suffering drivers as Elveden Bypass opens

Cited at:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/good_news_for_long_suffering_drivers_as_elveden_bypass_opens_1_3571472



Geoff Chatfield, the Highways Agency project manager.

The opening of the Elveden Bypass has taken place - with the aim of ending long waits regularly facing drivers at the traffic lights.


A11 dualling at Elveden open

The opening has seen one lane open in each direction on the new 3.6 mile stretch, with a 40mph speed limit.

Motorists on the A11 will no longer have to pass through the B1106 traffic lights as a result, with a bridge in place over the road.

The work comes as part of the A11 dualling project taking place between Barton Mills and Thetford.

The Highways Agency had planned to open the bypass on Friday but said final works took place on Sunday night.

The road opened at 3am on Monday, with all traffic using the bypass as the regular route.

HGVs that normally use the C633 towards Bury St Edmunds will be directed to leave the A11 at the new B1106 junction and follow signs to continue their normal route.

Advanced warning signs will be placed along local roads directing traffic and access to businesses and properties along the B1106 and within Elveden Village will remain open as usual, via the new junction.

Once the bypass is opened, work will begin to construct the new southbound slip road less than a mile south of the Thetford roundabout. This work is expected to take approximately 12 weeks.

Highways Agency project manager, Geoff Chatfield, said:“Work on the A11 dualling and improvement scheme is progressing well, and with the opening of the A11 bypass we have reached a key milestone.”

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