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Further works to take place on Fiveways roundabout to improve safety and traffic flow

16:52 13 January 2016

The Fiveways Roundabout during the dualling of the A11. Credit: Mike Page

The Fiveways Roundabout during the dualling of the A11. Credit: Mike Page

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One of the region’s busiest roundabouts is set to undergo further improvement works.

Work will take place on the Fiveways roundabout near Barton Mills from January 20 to 23, in an effort to improve safety and traffic flow.

The Highways Agency said the work will involve changing road markings and signs on the roundabout in order to more clearly direct traffic into the correct lanes.

The work follows pressure from campaigners to make the roundabout safer, and the dualling of the A11 from the roundabout to Thetford, which was completed in December 2014.

Geoff Chatfield, Highways England project manager, said: “We routinely assess the impact of our major projects and, while it is too early to draw any firm conclusions about the A11, the initial signs are very good.

“We have identified some further improvements we can make to the layout of the Fiveways Roundabout to improve traffic flows and reduce the likelihood of incidents.

“We have planned the work carefully to minimise delays, but there will be occasions where we have lane restrictions during the day, and I encourage drivers to plan ahead so they can leave extra time for their journeys if they need to.”

During the work, 24-hour lane closures will be in place on the northbound and southbound A11 approaches to Fiveways roundabout, as well as on the roundabout itself.

The A11 and the Fiveways Roundabout will remain open for traffic throughout the work. Two lanes will be open for traffic on the A11 north and southbound approaches during peak hours to minimise impact.

What do you think? Email andrew.fitchett@archant.co.uk

6 comments

  • The question here is why didnt they build a flyover? It will come down to a balance between traffic flow and costs. Can I suggest EDP ask them questions about that...does the currentfuture traffic flow justify a flyover or not??

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    Stephen Strange

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

  • Why waste more money on this roundabout. It should have been bypassed when the dualling was done.

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    Norfolk Lad

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • The money wasted on the bat bridges would have gone towards a flyover.

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    beverley

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Too right Citizen - anyone who travels that road could tell them the junction needs a flyover - even before the dualling started. . . As an aside why isn't it an up to date picture?

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    manbythesea

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • Couldnt believe they did the road markings like that, its almost as bad as Thickthorn.

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    dr.zack

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

  • If the Highways Agency had half a brain between them, they'd have built a flyover while they were dualling the A11

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    Citizen of EUSSR

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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