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A11 to close for improvement works

Long-awaited dualling work is about to start Credit: ITV Anglia

The A11 will be closed in Suffolk overnight next week as work gets underway to dual the road.

It will be shut in both directions between the A1101 Mildenhall Road / A1065 (Fiveways, Suffolk) and B1106 (Elveden Crossroads).

The closures will be in effect Tuesday to Thursday nights, between the hours of 8pm and 6am the following morning. Overnight on Friday, the road will be closed from 8pm through to 10am on Saturday.

It is to allow the installation of traffic management systems alongside the A11. This includes temporary safety barriers, which will provide protection for the workforce and road users.

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A11 dual carriageway work begins

Work on a £105 million scheme to dual part of the A11 will officially start this morning. The work will take place between the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills in Suffolk, and Thetford in Norfolk.

The A11 will become a dual carriageway Credit: ITV News

Once completed, road users will be able to travel between Norwich and the M11 on a continuous dual carriageway.

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A11 crash driver arrested over suspected car theft

Police are appealing for witnesses after five people were hurt in a crash on the A11 at Elveden in Suffolk.

A Toyota and a VW collided at the Elveden crossroads on Saturday 5 January.

The driver of the VW, a 29-year-old man from Coventry, has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

He's being held at West Suffolk Hospital. The driver and three passengers in the Toyota were all taken to hospitals with injuries.

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