Reference Library – Parish – North Tuddenham
Road upgrades planned across the East of England
12:04 Tuesday 29 September 2015
More than 2billion of Government money will be spent on improving roads in East of England, including the A14, A47, A11, A12, A1(M) and M11.
Highways England, along with suppliers and stakeholders have today, Tuesday September 29. set out how and where the investment will be spent to bring road improvements and repairs between now and 2021.
Plans include major improvements on the M11, A5 and M1, A1(M), A12, A14, A47 and A428.
Schemes due to start in the region by 2019/20 include:
* A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon major improvements this scheme, subject to statutory processes, will involve building a new bypass to the south of Huntingdon and widening some of the existing carriageway near Cambridge, as well as the A1 between Brampton and Alconbury.
* Upgrading six sections of the A47/A12 corridor in Norfolk across a 115 mile section of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth. This will include converting almost eight miles of single carriageway to dual carriageway and making improvements to three junctions, relieving congestion and increasing journey time reliability.
* Increasing capacity on the A1(M) providing an additional 14 lane miles to relieve congestion in Hertfordshire, including Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.
* Upgrading technology at junctions on the M11 across Essex and Cambridgeshire, from Stansted Airport to Cambridge, which will improve safety, relieve congestion and support plans for additional housing.
We will also improve junction 7 for Harlow to increase capacity.
* Providing technology along the A12 in Essex and Suffolk from the M25 to Ipswich and widening the stretch between Chelmsford and the A120 to three lanes, adding 30 miles of additional lane capacity, improving safety, reducing congestion and supporting economic growth.
* Providing a new 13-mile stretch of dual carriageway on the A428 between western Cambridgeshire and the north east of Bedfordshire, relieving congestion, improving safety and supporting significant levels of planned economic growth in the area.
* Building 17 new cycle paths across our region including along parts of the A12, A47, A120 and A5.
The work is part of the government s Road Investment Strategy to triple levels of spending on England s roads by the end of the decade, which was announced last year.
Roads Minister Andrew Jones said: As part of our long-term economic plan, we are making the biggest investment in roads in a generation.
The 2 billion investment in the East of England between 2015 and 2021 will significantly improve journeys and help create jobs.
Through schemes like these we are creating opportunities for hardworking people across the nation and driving economic growth.
Ken Simmonds, Highways England s Director of Major Projects in the South and East, added: These improvements will bring significant long-term benefits to road users on motorways and major A roads in the East of England, as well as to local residents and the economy as a whole.
They will create vital links at local, regional and national level to unlock growth, increase capacity and tackle congestion.
We ll look to deliver these schemes with local communities in mind, using designated funds where relevant to address environmental issues and air quality.
The construction work will, of course, bring some disruption in the short term but we will ensure that we keep this to a minimum to keep traffic flowing.
When the schemes are completed, road users will experience safer, more reliable and less congested journeys.
Highways England East Divisional Director Catherine Brookes, added: It s vital that we continue to improve the existing road network which is why we re also investing millions of pounds on resurfacing, safety barriers and other maintenance projects across the whole Eastern region.
We ll be spending more than 81 million this year alone on maintenance and smaller scale improvement schemes.
Motorways and trunk roads form the backbone of the region s economy and this huge investment will ensure they remain healthy for many years to come, as well as improve safety and journey reliability.
And because our roads aren t just about cars and lorries, we re also investing 4 million in the East to improve facilities for cyclists.
* A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – Major upgrade between the A1 and A10 at Milton, widening to dual three lanes, creating a bypass for Huntingdon and new distributor roads for local traffic and remodelling key junctions
* A47 North Tuddenham to Easton – Dualling to provide continuous dual carriageway between Norwich and Dereham; combined with the Blofield to North Burlingham scheme, this will provide full dualling between Dereham and Acle
* A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling – Dualling to complete a gap in the dual carriageway between Norwich and Acle; combined with the North Tuddenham to Easton scheme this will provide full dualling between Dereham and Acle
* A47 & A12 junction enhancements- Junction improvements, including reconstruction of the Vauxhall roundabout
* A47/A11 Thickthorn Junction – Junction improvement of the interchange to give improved access to Norwich
* A47 Guyhirn Junction – Creation of a new larger junction linking the A47 with the A141
* A47 Wansford to Sutton – Dualling the A47 between the A1 and Peterborough
* A47 Acle Straight – Safety improvements at key hotspots and joint working with Natural England to establish environmental impacts and mitigation measures for the medium and long term which could include installation of safety barriers, junction improvements and road widening or capacity improvements.
* M11 Junctions 8 to 14 – technology upgrade – Technology improvements, including emergency roadside telephones, signals on slip roads, Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling, Variable Message Signs, CCTV cameras and gantries; work to take place in three phases
* M11 Junction 7 upgrade – Extra capacity on junction 7 near Harlow through significant upgrades and more technology
* A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening – Widening to provide three lanes of capacity between Chelmsford and the A120, improving safety and reducing congestion
* A12 whole-route technology upgrade – Traffic management technology improvements along the whole route, including detection loops, CCTV cameras and Variable Message signs to allow better information to drivers and active traffic management of traffic on the route
* A1(M) Junctions 6-8 – Smart Motorway – Upgrading to Smart Motorway including widening of two lane section to dual three lane and hard shoulder running
* A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet – Dualling of remaining single carriageway section between Caxton Gibbet west of Cambridge and the M1, including a grade separated junction at the A1 Black Cat roundabout
* A12 Colchester Bypass widening – Widening the Colchester bypass to three lanes and junction improvements
* A12 carriageway between the M25 and the Chelmsford bypass Widening to three lanes and providing technology to provide greater traffic information and potentially ramp metering at junctions.
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Gorleston to Host Volleyball England Beach Tour for First Time June 27 and June 28 2015
The Volleyball England Beach Tour 2015 is heading for Gorleston-on-Sea beach.
The Great Yarmouth Classic will be played for the first time in Gorleston, on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.
Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA) and Great Yarmouth Borough Council are responsible for bringing the tournament to Gorleston, with 4000 funding from GYTABIA securing the 11th consecutive Great Yarmouth Classic.
Spectators will watch the event in a free 150-seater grandstand sited on the beach next to Centre Court, sponsored by local seafront businesses: The Cliff Hotel, JayJays at the Beach, Marina Bay Caf , Marine Amusements, The Pier Hotel and The Yacht Shop.
Twenty-four teams of top-class UK beach volleyball players will compete for both men s and ladies doubles titles, with play starting at 9am each day.
The finals will begin just after lunch on Sunday.
David Marsh, Interim Chairman GYTABIA said: Securing high profile events like the Volleyball England Beach Tour is central to the work of GYTABIA.
We are absolutely delighted that the Great Yarmouth Classic is making its debut on Gorleston s wonderful sandy beach.
We would also like to thank the seafront businesses for their support in helping provide the grandstand for spectators.
Further to a site visit to the beach, Alex Chevau from SideOut Ltd, the company who are organising the event with Volleyball England said: This is one of the best beaches on the tour.
I m delighted that the Great Yarmouth Classic will be held on such an amazing beach with such high quality sand, I can t wait to get on court!
The Volleyball England Beach Tour 2015 kicks off in Skegness, followed by Gorleston-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and Weymouth, culminating in the finals at Margate.
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Norfolk Security – Your Security Is Our Business
An ambitious 15 billion plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England s roads, was announced to Parliament1 today (1 December 2014) by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.
The east of England will benefit from 15 new schemes worth around 1.5 billion, creating an estimated 1,000 construction jobs.
Patrick McLoughlin said:
Today I am setting out the biggest, boldest and most far-reaching roads programme for decades. It will dramatically improve the network and unlock Britain s economic potential.
Roads are key to our nation s prosperity. For too long they have suffered from under-investment.
This government has a long term plan to secure the country s future and this 15 billion roads programme is demonstration of that.
It will directly benefit hardworking families across the east of England.
This is the biggest investment in roads in a generation and will update major corridors in the east of England, including the A14, A12, A1(M) and M11.
A radical overhaul began in 2010 with the following major improvements in the area:
- delivery of a 1.5 billion, 21 mile improvement to the A14 between Cambridge to Huntingdon
- the completion earlier this year of the last stage of dualling the A11 to Norwich, finishing England s newest expressway and providing the first-ever dual carriageway link to Norfolk
Chair of the Cabinet Infrastructure Committee and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said:
World class infrastructure is vital if we are to build a stronger economy, but it matters in other ways too. It invigorates communities and gives people more opportunities to get on in life. This is why I have ensured that this government has prioritised funding roads, and railways, at a high level for future generations.
For decades our roads have suffered from under investment, so I m particularly delighted to be able to announce this expansive range of new road schemes today.
Investment on this scale is only possible because we have taken the difficult decisions needed to control our public finances and stuck to our recovery plan which is now delivering strong growth and record numbers of jobs.
These projects, like the scheme on the A14 in Cambridge, will help unleash the economic potential of both the regions they serve and of the overall economy.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said:
I promised when I was in the east of England that we would address this area s economic needs for the future.
Our plans will transform some of the country s most important strategic routes. Having recently visited the area around Norwich, I am sure our ambitious project to transform the A47 as well as spending on important local infrastructure will boost productivity and help the local economy of the east of England.
For years our roads have been neglected. Now that this government is fixing the economy, we can afford to invest properly in our roads unlocking jobs and local growth by creating a road network that is fit for the 21st century.
Spending during the next parliament on the local and national roads network across the east of England will be boosted further by maintenance funding worth 1.5 billion.
Highlights of today s announcement are:
- dualling of the A428 to create a continuous expressway from Cambridge to Bedford and Milton Keynes, helping some of our fastest-growing towns and cities to work together – new strategic study will look at the case for extending this expressway from Milton Keynes to Oxford
- investing over 300 million to transform the A47 around Peterborough, Norwich and Great Yarmouth; this includes dualling the road from Peterborough to the A1, upgrades around Norwich to create a 30 mile stretch of continuous dual carriageway and improvements to the Acle Straight and junctions around Norwich – this will tackle congestion and help share the benefits of growth in key cities
- begin phase 1 of a major upgrade to the A12, with the addition of a third lane between Chelmsford and Colchester, rebuilding of the A12/M25 junction and technology improvements along the whole route – this will replace a patchwork road with consistent modern standards, and will tackle congestion on one of the region s vital corridors
- opening a new chapter in the history of the A1, with an upgrade to the 2-lane section of the A1(M) around Stevenage, and improvements to the notorious Black Cat roundabout on the A1 – a strategic study will examine the future of the A1 between Peterborough and the M25, including whether to upgrade the old dual carriageway section to motorway standard
- a link road from the A5 to the M1 near Dunstable, including a new junction 11A, which will allow for 7,000 new homes at Houghton Regis
- at Harlow on the M11, 50 million of extra improvements to junction 7 will make development easier and provide quicker access to and from the town
Detail of the east of England road schemes
Scheme name Scheme description Announced A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 junction 20 (Ellington) to junction 33 (Milton): major upgrade between the A1 and A10 at Milton, widening to dual 3 lanes, creating a bypass for Huntingdon and new distributor roads for local traffic and remodelling key junctions.
2013 A5-M1 link road New junction 11A on the M1 near Luton/Dunstable, plus a new road to link to the nearby A5. This effectively acts as a bypass for Dunstable, where the A5 currently goes through the town centre. The scheme supports a large housing development at Houghton Regis.
2010 A47 North Tuddenham to Easton A47 North Tuddenham to Easton: dualling to provide continuous dual carriageway between Norwich and Dereham; combined with the Blofield to North Burlingham scheme, this will provide full dualling between Dereham and Acle. Autumn Statement 2014 A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling A47 Blofield to North Burlingham: dualling to complete a gap in the dual carriageway between Norwich and Acle; combined with the North Tuddenham to Easton scheme this will provide full dualling between Dereham and Acle. Autumn Statement 2014 A47 and A12 junction enhancements A47/A12 Great Yarmouth: junction improvements, including reconstruction of the Vauxhall roundabout.
Autumn Statement 2014 A47 Acle Straight Safety improvements at key hotspots and joint working with Natural England to establish environmental impacts and mitigation measures for the medium and long term which could include installation of safety barriers, junction improvements and road widening or capacity improvements. Autumn Statement 2014 A47/A11 Thickthorn junction A47/A11 Thickthorn junction: improvement of the interchange to give improved access to Norwich. Autumn Statement 2014 A47 Guyhirn junction A47: Guyhirn: creation of a new larger junction linking the A47 with the A141.
Autumn Statement 2014 A47 Wansford to Sutton A47 Wansford to Sutton: dualling the A47 between the A1 and Peterborough. Autumn Statement 2014 A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet A428: dualling of remaining single carriageway section between Caxton Gibbet west of Cambridge and the M1, including a grade separated junction at the A1 Black Cat roundabout. Autumn Statement 2014 M11 junctions 8 to 14 – technology upgrade M11: junction 8 (Stansted Airport) to junction 14 (Cambridge – Girton Interchange): technology improvements, including emergency roadside telephones, signals on slip roads, Motorway Incident detection and automatic signalling, variable message signs, CCTV cameras and gantries; work to take place in 3 phases.
Autumn Statement 2014 A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening A12: junction 19 (Chelmsford north) to junction 25 (A120 interchange): widening to provide 3 lanes between Chelmsford and Colchester. Autumn Statement 2014 A12 whole-route technology upgrade A12: M25 junction 28 and Ipswich: traffic management technology improvements along the whole route, including detection loops, CCTV cameras and variable message signs to allow better information to drivers and active traffic management of traffic on the route. Autumn Statement 2014 A1(M) junctions 6 to 8 smart motorway A1(M): junction 6 (Welwyn north) to junction 8 (Hitchin): upgrading to smart motorway including widening of 2 lane section to dual 3 lane and hard shoulder running.
Autumn Statement 2014 M11 junction 7 junction upgrade Extra capacity on junction 7 near Harlow through significant upgrades and more technology. Autumn Statement 2014 A12 Colchester bypass widening Widening the Colchester bypass to 3 lanes, with attendant junction improvements. Autumn Statement 2014 A12 M25 to Chelmsford Raising section from the M25 to Chelmsford to 3 lane capacity, dealing with major congestion problems and inconsistent standards.
Autumn Statement 2014 A11 Fiveways Dualling of the final section of the A11 to Norwich between Fiveways and Thetford. Scheme opening in 2014.
2010 Oxford to Cambridge expressway study Study of the potential to link Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, making use of existing roads where possible and considering the case for filling missing links. Autumn Statement 2014 A1 east of England feasibility study Study of how to improve the safety and performance of the A1 between Peterborough and the M25, including the possibility of upgrading the road to motorway standard.
Autumn Statement 2014
- ^ announced to Parliament (www.gov.uk)
- ^ Long term-economic plan (www.gov.uk)
- ^ East of England road investment infographics and images (assets.dft.gov.uk)
Major roads investment in the east of England