East - Road maintenance work

Road maintenance work taking place in the East region.

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We plan to complete this work over six weeks, working between 9pm and 5am on weeknights and weekends.

Westbound road closures:

  • Weeknight closures - Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October - 10pm and 5am 
  • Weekend closure – Saturday 30 October 5am to Monday 1 November 5am

Diversion routes

  • Westbound traffic will be diverted via the North Orbital Road, A405, A41, Two Waters Road, St Albans Road, Breakspear Way before joining the M1.

2022 closures

We will working from 24 January through to 14 February 2022 overnight every Monday to Thursday  from 9pm to 5am. In addition, there will be full weekend closures from 10pm on Fridays through to 5am on Mondays. 

 

 

A47 Trowse Newton to Acle drainage repair and replacement work

We are closing the A47 so that we can carry out drainage replacement and repair work between Trowse Newton and Acle. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water and will be less prone to flooding.

We plan to complete this work over 15 weeks starting on Monday 22 November 2021 until Wednesday 9 March 2022, weather conditions permitting and excluding the Christmas period, 21 December to 4 January 2022.

Diversion and Closures

To carry out our work safely, we will need to close the A47 at various locations, either eastbound or westbound, as work progresses. All closures will be overnight between 8pm and 6am. The attached table sets out where we are working and when. 

When the A47 is closed, regardless of location, westbound drivers will be diverted off the A47 to Beccles, onto the A143 to Gillingham, then onto the A146, before re-joining the A47 at Trowse Newton. Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion route in reverse. 

Diversion map

A47 Trowse Newton to Acle diversion map

We're carrying out essential resurfacing work on the A1 southbound at Wansford to improve the quality and skid resistance of the road surface.

We'll complete this work over 2 nights on Tuesday 23 November and Wednesday 24 November between 9pm and 6am, subject to weather conditions.

Closures and diversions

To carry out this work safely, we will close the A1 southbound between the Wothorpe junction and junction 17, and divert traffic as follows:

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Wothorpe onto the A43 Kettering Road, to follow the A47, the A1260 Nene Parkway then the A1139 Fletton Parkway to re- join the A1 at junction 17. 

A1 Wansford diversion map

We’ll be carrying out essential drainage work at the A47 Longwater Interchange, approximately 3km west of Norwich City Centre. The work will take 11 weeks overall, starting from Monday 13 September to Thursday 25 November 2021, subject to weather conditions. We have split the works into phases, and have agreed the most suitable diversion routes for each phase.

Phase 1: Westbound entry and exit slip road closed at Longwater Interchange is complete.

Phase 2: Eastbound exit and entry slip roads closed at Longwater Interchange is complete.

Phase 3: A47 Westbound and Eastbound full road closure between the slip roads at Longwater Interchange is complete.

Phase 4: A47 Westbound full closures between Watton Road Interchange and Longwater Interchange.

Starting Monday 25 October to Friday 26 November, weeknights only, between the hours of 8pm and 6am (five weeks).

Westbound traffic will exit the A47 at Watton Road and then travel onto Earlham Road towards Norwich. Traffic will then join Farrow Road, before travelling along Dereham road A1074 and rejoining the A47 at Longwater Interchange.

Phase 4a: Westbound exit slip road is complete. 

Please note that during  Phase 4, the road will be reduced to one lane during the day, and the speed limit reduced to 40mph for safety reasons.

We’ll be carrying out bridge maintenance work on the M11 to replace the expansion joints and re-waterproof the junction 9 bridge. We will also be carrying out some resurfacing.

We plan to complete this work over 13 weeks from Thursday 16 September to Monday 13 December 2021, subject to weather conditions.

Closures and diversions

Northbound closures   

M11 junction 8 to 10 northbound full closure 

  • Friday 15 October - Monday 18 October – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Monday 18 October - full closure (11pm to 5am)
  • Friday 29 October - Monday 01 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Sunday 21 November – 9pm to 5am 
  • Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 onto the A120, A10 and the A505 before re-joining M11 at junction 10. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 9 to 10 northbound single lane closure 

  • Monday 4 October to Friday 15 October – 9pm to 5am   
  • Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am   

Southbound closures 


M11 junction 10 to 8 southbound full closure 

  • Sunday 17 October – 9pm to 5am

 

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A10 and A120 to re-join the M11 at junction 8. (Diagram 1)

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound full closure

  • Friday 12 November to Monday 15 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 19 November to Monday 22 November – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 3 December to Monday 6 December – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A11, to re-join the M11 at junction 9. (Diagram 2)

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound single lane closure  

  • Monday 1 November to Friday 12 November – 9pm to 5am  
  • Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November – 9pm to 5am  

Diversions:

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 8 onto the A120, A10 and the A505 and re-join the M11 at junction 10.

M11 Junction 9 northbound diversion

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A1301 and re-join the M11 from junction 9a to junction 9.

M11 Junction 9 southbound diversion

Essex County Council are creating a new junction on the M11 to ease congestion and support economic and housing growth in Harlow and the surrounding area. The main construction started in summer 2020. More information can be found on Essex County Council’s website.

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