National Highways begins work on A14 in Suffolk

National Highways is to begin work on the surface of the A14 in Suffolk between Haughley and Tothill.

The £37m scheme is to be completed in stages. The old concrete road surface and some of its foundations will be completely removed before the road is rebuilt with recycled material and a new asphalt top.

As well as resurfacing the road, there will also be replacement kerbs installed, safety barriers replaced, new road markings, and new reflective road studs (cat’s eyes).

Once work is complete on the eastbound carriageway, the contraflow will be moved over, with the scheme set to finish in summer 2024.

Simon Amor, National Highways head of scheme delivery, said: “We understand that living, working, or travelling in and around Suffolk while this major construction project takes place might not be easy, and we will do all we can to minimise disruption.

“We’ll be using a contraflow throughout construction as this allows the workforce to safely rebuild the road, whilst keeping traffic flowing in both directions.”

The scheme is part of the National Highways aim to revive old concrete roads across the country.

Mostly found along the eastern side of the country, around half of the old-style concrete roads in the region will either have repairs or be replaced, including stretches on the A11, A14, A12, A120 and M11.


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