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Better Journeys on Better Roads: 2017/18 Maintenance and Improvement Programme East

Helen | 10th December 2017

The following is a letter from Highways England regarding upcoming works affecting the A11 from Monday 11th to Friday 15th December - between the hours of 8pm and 6am.


Highways England operates, maintains and modernises the strategic road network in the East of England.  We are committed to making journeys more reliable and ensuring that the region’s roads are fit for now and for the future.


I am writing to let you know about the following upcoming works on the A11 London Road roundabout to the southwest of Attleborough:

·       Installation of new signs and bollards

·       Renewal of road markings and lining

·       Installation of high friction surfacing


Once completed, the works will provide a better quality of road surface, improved road signs and markings for road users.


Traffic Restrictions

In order to carry out our work as quickly and safely as possible we will need to put in place some temporary traffic restrictions and diversions:

·       Full closure of the A11 from the A11 / Queen’s Road interchange to the A11 / Hargham Road interchange from Monday 11   December to Friday 15 December between 8:00pm and 6:00am.


We will endeavour to complete the works during the dates above, however, these are down to factors such as weather, so delays may occur.


Local traffic heading in from both north and south using the A11 towards Attleborough will not be affected. The London Road roundabout will still be accessible from both Wroo Road and London Road but not from the A11 Attleborough Bypass.


However, for road users travelling north or south to either Norwich or Thetford, we have included a diversion map below.

For any residents living within the road closure and wishing to gain access to their homes during our working times, an escort will be provided to ensure safe access to your property but delays may be experienced until we can arrange a safe route through the works area. 


Contact Us

If you wish to discuss this project further, or have any questions about this work, then please contact our 24hr Highways England Customer Care team by phone on 0300 123 5000.


Alternatively, you can email GRAHAM Construction who will be carrying out the works at


We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause you.


Diversion Route

A11 Northbound and Southbound Diversion Route (Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December)


For the southbound diversion, road users will be diverted off the A47 / A11 roundabout (west of Cringleford) on to the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass, turn right at the A47 / A140 roundabout and onto the A140 Ipswich Road, A1066 and then re-join the A11 north of Thetford at the A11 / A1066 / A134 roundabout. Road users heading northbound will follow the diversion in reverse.



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