The long-awaited duelling of the A11 road moved a significant step closer today with the opening of a three mile stretch ahead of the final completion later this year. It means the busy village of Elveden is now by-passed.
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Drivers travelling through Elveden in Suffolk could see major delays over the next few days as the B1106 is closed for A11 dualling.
A short section of the road between the Elveden Inn and Centre Parcs will close just after midnight tonight and will not re-open again until 6:00am Friday morning.
The closure will allow the Highways Agency to realign the existing road across the new bridge.
Suffolk Police have released an E-Fit of a man they would like to speak to in relation to a recent incident in the changing rooms of a swimming pool at a holiday complex in Elveden.
At around 8pm on Tuesday 17 September a man and woman were getting changed in a cubicle at the swimming pool when they noticed a man was holding a phone underneath the changing room wall. The couple believe the man was filming them.
The male victim tried to grab the offender from over the top of the changing room wall but he was able to stay out of reach and run away.
If anyone thinks they recognise the E-fit they are asked to contact Suffolk Police.
Queueing traffic and partially blocked due to broken down lorry on A11 Southbound between London Road (Thetford Bypass) and B1106 (Elveden crossroads).
Very slow traffic on A11 Southbound between London Road (Thetford Bypass) and B1106 (Elveden crossroads).
Work's begun to dual the last single carriageway section of the A11. The £105 million scheme will dual the Fiveways to Thetford section, building a new bypass round Elveden.
The Highways Agency says when it's finished in December 2014, it'll boost the economy and cut congestion.
Work on the final long-awaited last section of dual-carriageway to link Norfolk with London on the A11 is expected to be officially started later this week.
The £105 million project to bypass the Suffolk village of Elevden and join the Thetford bypass to Fiveways will ease a notorious bottleneck.
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.