Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has launched the building of a road scheme to upgrade the last remaining single carriageway section on the A11.
The £105 million 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, from Chalk Hall Farm to Thetford roundabout.
The road should be finished by December 2014 and should bring an end to congestion and improve road safety.
From today there will be a temporary 40mph speed limit along of the whole length of the A11 scheme (between Fiveways and Thetford roundabouts) for the duration of the works, for the safety of road users and the workforce. The Highways Agency will keep road users, local communities and its key partners updated on delivery to the project, including any closures needed and key milestones reached.
To find out more about the A11 improvements visit the Highways Agency website.