A11 work still on target says roads agency

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HIGHWAYS AGENCY bosses have said that the main construction on the dualling of the A11 Fiveways to Thetford is still on target.

In a statement Robert Gibson, Highways Agency project manager, said that while it needed to finish work on some of the tracks across the Elveden Estate as part of the preliminary work the scheme was still on target.

Yesterday Elveden Farms said ut had been told that work had been stopped on the preliminary road because of insufficient funds.

Mr Gibson said: “The advanced work on the Elveden Estate farm tracks is progressing well and by mid-April the majority of the farm tracks will have been upgraded. Even though we still need to finish work on some tracks, the Elveden Estate will be able to continue with their farming operations over the summer, as normal.

“Before we started work in October last year we made it clear that we would complete as much work as possible by March 2012, and any work left to do would re-start in the autumn when the harvest is complete.

“The Highways Agency’s project team has worked alongside the Elveden Estate since work began to give them weekly updates on progress and to ensure that any disruption to the Estate and its farming operations is kept at an absolute minimum.”