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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.

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A11 bypass set to open on Monday

Part of the A11 bypass around Elveden in Suffolk is set to open. Credit: Mike Page and Dan Gray

A key part of the project to dual the entire A11 road between Norwich and London is set to open on Monday 28 April.

For the first time, the bypass around the village Elveden in Suffolk to south of Thetford, will be open to traffic.

The Highways Agency says: "The new bypass will run with one lane open in each direction, and with a 40mph speed limit, between Chalk Hall Farm to near the end of the scheme, just before Thetford roundabout."

New way of repairing potholes

A new machine that can repair potholes in just two minutes is set to be rolled out across our region.

Potholes on our roads Credit: ITV Anglia

The robotic device can fill a hole in the road with tar and gravel around 30 times faster than the standard method.

It's already been trialled in Bedfordshire and will soon be seen in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Milton Keynes.

One billion pounds to be spent developing new engines

One billion pounds is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Vince Cable MP Credit: PA

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be at Ford's research centre at Basildon in Essex to announce joint government and industry funding for the work.

It's expected the project could secure 30 thousand UK jobs linked to producing engines.

Delays on A14 costing Suffolk business £140m a year

The cost of delays on the A14 are put at £140 million in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Delays on the A14 are costing Suffolk businesses £140 million a year according to a new report on the impact the road is having on the county's economy.

The study by accountants firm Ernst and Young says the time lost in delays across the A14 costs companies over £110 million with a further £29 million lost by supply chain industries.

They believe ending congestion on the road could instead generate revenue and create thousands of more jobs.

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Essex rail company tops punctuality league table

96.7% of trains on the c2c line in south Essex ran on time in 2013/14 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The rail company that runs trains in south Essex between Southend and London has topped the latest rail punctuality league tables.

National Express which c2c says 96.7% of trains arrived on time in 2013/14, nearly 7% above the UK average

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We’re delighted to have finished on top of the rail industry’s league table for the third year running. We’re now aiming to run even more trains on time for our customers.”

Port pioneers new container system

The London Gateway port Credit: ITV Anglia

The new London Gateway port at Stanford Le Hope in Essex has pioneered a new way of speeding up the unloading of container ships.

Special cranes are being used to lift four containers at once which reduces the amount of time it takes to turn ships around.

The cranes are capable of unloading some of the largest container vessels in the world.

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