Photo gallery and video: Progress on A11 seen from the sky

Aerial shot of the dual carriageway on the A11 at Elveden being built in April 2013. Photo: Mike Pag

Aerial shot of the dual carriageway on the A11 at Elveden being built in April 2013. Photo: Mike Page. - Credit: Archant

Work on the A11 improvement scheme officially got under way at the start of the year – and parts of the new dual carriageway could be opened as early as June.

The £134m Fiveways to Thetford project will widen 5.5 miles of the road – a key route between the M11 and Norwich – and build a new 3.6 mile bypass around the village of Elveden, from Chalk Hall Farm to Thetford roundabout.

Once completed, the Highways Agency scheme is expected to bring a significant boost to the economy, reduce congestion and improve road safety.

The 9.1 miles of road is due to be completed by December 2014.

Already, as these images show, the landscape on either side of the road has changed significantly and the beginnings of the new road can be seen clearly.


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Geoff Chatfield, Highways Agency project manager, recently said: 'Things are going well on the A11 scheme at the moment, we are on programme and making good progress.'

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