A11 southbound between Attleborough and Thetford: urgent resurfacing works

As part of Highways England Network Recovery, Kier will be performing urgent resurfacing works at the above location. Kier will be carrying out urgent repairs to road surfaces across the region damaged by the recent severe weather, with roads in the East particularly badly affected.


Highways England issued the attached press release on Friday 13 April detailing the issue surrounding potholes on their road network, as a result of the recent winter weather. In the coming months, Kier will need to work quickly and flexibly with our supply chain to carry out the repairs necessary to bring the network back to normal conditions as expected for this time of year. This means that we will close parts of the network at short notice to allow us to safely carry out repairs. Where we do close the road, we will always aim to do our work at night, off-peak to minimise disruption to our customers.


We’ll be resurfacing the A11 southbound carriageway between Attleborough and Thetford overnight from Tuesday 22 May, lasting three nights, with working hours of 8pm to 6am, weather permitting. The road will be closed from Fen Street (Stag) roundabout, Attleborough to High Bridgham Road, Brettenham Heath.



Diversion route


A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A47 Thickthorn interchange eastbound, Ipswich Road interchange to take the A140 south towards Diss, then the A1066 west towards Thetford. Traffic that disregards this diversion will be turned around at the Fen Street (Stag) Roundabout, Attleborough to head north on the A11 to join the strategic diversion at the A47 Thickthorn Interchange.


We advise motorists to allow extra time to complete their journey whilst using the diversion route, whilst sticking to speed limits and following appropriate signage. We would be grateful if you would share information locally about the works.



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We have carefully planned these works to take place during weekday off peak hours, when traffic flows are at their lightest. We apologise for the local inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your patience whilst we carry out strategic maintenance to the road network.


To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk