Eaton & Cringleford

Early warning of Newmarket Road barrier replacement

Just Regional
Feb 2, 2015 1 min read

Motorists and local residents are warned to expect restrictions on the dual carriageway stretch of the A11 Newmarket Road (Eaton Bypass) from 2 March 2015 while the central reservation safety barriers are replaced.

The work, which will last for ten weeks, will take place overnight (7pm to 7am) under lane closures. These will be lifted during the day, but a 30mph speed limit will be in force throughout and the Safety Camera Partnership will be enforcing this. This is an essential safety measure because there will be gaps of up to 150 metres in the safety barriers during the works. Replacement of the barriers is necessary because inspections have shown that they are reaching the end of their useful life. Most have been in place since the Eaton bypass opened in 1975.

The contract, which is being carried out for Norfolk County Council by Lafarge Tarmac, will include the removal of debris and excess soil in the central reservation that has built up over the years. The cost is around £314,000.

Norfolk County Council

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