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Five hurt as car comes off A11

The crash happened at Red Lodge Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A11 and ended up on its side in a field.

Officers were called to the southbound stretch of the A11 at Red Lodge at 6:25am after a blue Rover car crashed.

Five people in the car were hurt. They were taken to hospital but police say none of them are seriously injured.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

Officers are appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Rover driving along the A11 before it left the road. Witnesses should contact PC Ian Jepp at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing Unit by ringing 101.

Two die in late night collision

Two women have been killed in a crash on the A11 in Norfolk. Three cars collided at Besthorpe near Attleborough at just before 11.30 last night, near the junction with Silver Street.

The collision happened near the junction with Silver Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 46-year-old woman from Norwich died at the scene. A 30-year-old woman from Attleborough was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital but died a short time later. The police have informed their next of kin.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, and began their investigations into what happened. It reopened early this morning.

The police are investigating the cause of the collision, and are appealing for witnesses.


Highways Agency confirms A11 dualling work to be completed in December

The Highways Agency have confirmed that work to dual a stretch of the A11 will be completed next month. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Highways Agency have confirmed that work to dual a stretch of the A11 will be completed next month.

The Agency says the road between the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills and Thetford in Norfolk will fully open some time in December.

The 40mph speed limit will remain in place until the road is opened.

A11 dualling - the facts:

  • The cost of the project is projected to be £102million
  • Full construction started in January 2013
  • A stretch of road 9.1 miles in distance will now become dual carriageway

Biker clocked doing 134mph on A11

A biker has been clocked doing 134mph on the A11 in Norfolk.

The motorcyclist was caught speeding at 3am on Monday 26 May. A man in his 20s, has been reported for offences of speeding and failing to stop at a red light. He will appear at court in due course.

Police have warned bikers not to take risks.

Sgt Spall, from Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing, said: "The overwhelming number of bikers are responsible and take their safety on the road seriously.

However, there are people prepared to take extreme risks with their lives and these people are dicing with death and also putting other road users at risk.

Whether you’re on two wheels or four, bikers and drivers need to respect and look out for one another.”

– Sgt Andy Spall


Overnight road closures scheduled for A11

Work on the 9-mile new section of the A11 Elveden bypass will mean overnight closures Credit: Mike Page

Work on the new A11 bypass at Elveden in Suffolk will see overnight road closures on Thursday 12 June and Friday 13 June 2014.

The road will be closed from 10pm until 6am on each night as work continues on the new £105 million dual-carriageway between Thetford in Norfolk and Fiveways in Suffolk

Highways Agency project manager, Geoff Chatfield, said: “We have to close a short section of the A11, when traffic flows are at their lowest. There will be a clearly signed diversion via the A1065 and B1107 during the closures, with advance warning signs placed along local roads."

A11 Elveden bypass partially opened

A major milestone was reached early this morning as the new A11 Elveden bypass was partially opened.

Traffic was able to use the stretch of road for the first time with one lane open in each direction. Work will now start on a new southbound slip road. The work is expected to take around 12 weeks.

The dualling of the A11 between Thetford and Barton Mills is expected to be completed at the end of the year.

A11 Elveden bypass opens

The Elveden bypass opened this morning Credit: PA

The new A11 bypass between the Fiveways roundabout and Thetford has partially opened this morning.

One lane is open in each direction - with a 40 mile per hour speed limit.

Work will now start on a new southbound slip road, which is expected to take around 12 weeks.

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