Road users are advised that there will be three weekend closures on sections of the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills in Suffolk as part of the A11 Fiveways to Thetford dualling and improvement scheme. The first will be on the first weekend in October.
By closing sections of the roundabout, the Highways Agency will be able to safely carry out a complete reconstruction of the Fiveways roundabout.
The first closures will take place on the northbound section of the A11 on its approach to the Fiveways roundabout, as well as on the A1101 north (Bury Road) in both directions (green area on the graphic), and will start at 10pm on Friday 4 October. The A11 northbound will re-open at 6am on Monday 7 October. There will be no access to, from or within the green area.
The second closure will take place from 10pm on Friday 11 October to 6am on Monday 14 October. It will affect the northbound A11 from the Fiveways roundabout and the A1065 (Brandon Road) in both directions (blue area on the graphic). There will be no access to, from or within the blue area.
The third closure will be on the southbound A11 to and from the Fiveways Roundabout, and the A1101 south (Mildenhall Road) in both directions (yellow area of the graphic). It will take place from 8pm on Friday 18 October to 5am Monday 21 October. There will be no access to, from or within the yellow area.
Highways Agency project manager, Geoff Chatfield, said:
“Work to construct the A11 dualling and improvement scheme is progressing well and as planned. The redesign of the Fiveways roundabout, which includes adding more capacity for road users, is an essential part of the project and will ensure that the roundabout continues to operate well after the dual carriageway opens.
“We have to close sections of the roundabout to give the road workers space to operate in. By doing it over three weekends we avoid the need to close the roundabout entirely, and means we can get the work completed as quickly and as safely as possible.
“We are committed to keeping disruption to road users to a minimum, so we have carefully planned the work to take place at weekends only, when traffic flows are lower, and outside of the busy school holiday periods.”
There will be clearly signed strategic and local diversion routes during the closures. For more information, visit http://www.highways.gov.uk/publications/a11-fiveways-to-thetford-improvement-scheme-fiveways-roundabout-reconstruction-closure-and-diversion-routes-october-2013/ and download the pdf leaflet.
Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys prior to setting out.
For more information about the scheme and to register for regular updates, visit http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a11-fiveways-to-thetford-improvement. Road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or follow @HAtraffic_east on Twitter for the latest travel information.