A11 road scheme between Barton Mills and Thetford gets the OK

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THE A11 dualling between Barton Mills and Thetford has been given Government approval after the outcome of the planning inquiries held at the end of last year was announced.

The scheme costing around £131million means a hard fought campiagn over many years has finally been successful.

Roads Minister Mike Penning announced today: “The Government is committed to delivering transport projects which improve journeys and help economic growth so I am pleased to announce that this vital scheme has completed its final planning stages and can now proceed to construction.

“When complete, a nine mile stretch of the busy A11 between Fiveways roundabout and Thetford will be widened - completing the missing link of dual carriageway between Norwich and M11.

The widening projected is expected to bolster the local economy with every pound invested delivering more than £17 of benefits.”

The scheme will include improvements to the Fiveways roundabout and an underpass for the B1112 while the B1106 would cross over the new Elveden Bypass at a two-level junction east of Center Parcs.