£65m road upgrade on A11 completed

National Highways’ concrete reconstruction scheme on the A11 at Wymondham has been completed.

The project involved the removal of the old concrete road surface and some of its foundations, before rebuilding with recycled material and a new asphalt top.      

National Highways also used initiaitves to to reduce the CO2 emissions during construction. This includes recycling 60,000 cubic metres of concrete, powering the scheme’s average speed cameras with renewable energy and the exploratory use of kinetic floor tiles in the site compound that generate electricity when walked over. 

Roads Minister Richard Holden commented: 

“The £65m upgrade to the A11 at Wymondham will improve connections and grow the economy in this region, whilst providing smoother, quieter and safer journeys for all road users. 

“This is just one of many projects National Highways will be completing across the country to keep our roads up to their world-leading standard.” 

Speaking about the scheme, Simon Amor – National Highways Head of Scheme Delivery (East) – added: “We are thrilled to celebrate the successful completion of concrete reconstruction scheme on the A11 at Wymondham. The upgraded road not only showcases the power of collaboration and cutting-edge concrete technology, but also promises enhanced safety, reduced maintenance needs, and a smoother travel experience for all road users.” 

(Picture – National Highways)

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