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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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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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."
A new machine that can repair potholes in just two minutes is set to be rolled out across our region.
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 is to be spent on developing a new generation of car engines aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
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 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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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.”
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