A11 Barton Mills - Thetford

Scheme outline

Upgrade of the existing A11 between Barton Mills (Fiveways) and Thetford to dual two-lane standard, with grade separated junctions throughout. At each end it will tie in to the existing road at a flat roundabout. The work is mostly on-line, but features a new bypass running to the north of Elveden.

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Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Central Government


26 November 2008

Public exhibitions announced for 5th, 6th and 9th December at local venues.

19 February 2009

Draft orders have been published with the consultation date now extended until 19 March 2009.

19 April 2009

Public Inquiry to be held due to concerns about the Barton Mills Fiveways roundabout. This may delay the start of construction until late 2010.

19 September 2009

Report in Norwich Evening News announces that a pre-inquiry meeting has been set for September 29. The inquiry is expected to handle local concerns about the overloaded Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills.

24 November 2009

The public inquiry has begun at Elvedon.

20 February 2010

Public enquiry drew to a close on Friday 29th January 2010. Now awaiting final approval by the secretary of state for transport, Lord Adonis.

21 October 2010

Funding for this project was re-confirmed in a DfT press release yesterday, following the autumn spending review announcement.

22 March 2011

This scheme has completed the final planning stages and will now proceed to construction, it was announced today.

25 April 2011

Construction is scheduled to start in 2012/2013, according to the Highways Agency.

17 October 2011

According to press reports preparatory work on this scheme has been brought forward.

27 November 2011

Trees are now being cut down between Icklingham crossroads and Elveden.

16 October 2014

As stated on the Highways Agency website, the B1112 underpass has been completed and the project has entered final stages of construction.

26 October 2014

Having driven along both directions of the scheme today (25/10/14), construction is very close to being fully completed, verge works continue, but the carriageways are complete.

16 December 2014

Road fully opened 12th Dec - verge and planting works to continue for several weeks.

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With thanks to Simon Rigo and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.