Work on 35 HE schemes in the East of England now complete

Work on 35 strategic road schemes in the East of the country have been completed over the summer period, the organisation has announced.

During June, July and August, Highways England carried out 35 improvement schemes in the East at a cost of £13.3 million.

This work included the resurfacing of 37 lane miles of road ensuring drivers will enjoy a smoother experience as they undertake their journeys. Highways England workers also laid 18,000 new road studs to help light up routes across the region.

The £13.3 million package of improvements is part of the £114 million being invested in maintaining and improving motorways and major A roads in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

This means that motorways and A-roads including the M11, A14, A1, A47 and A12 will all benefit from the planned package of enhancements, with road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping all set to take place.

Over the last few months, improvements works have included:

  • A421 Black Cat roundabout to Renhold, Bedfordshire – resurfacing of carriageway in both directions
  • A14 junctions 52 to 50 Claydon – resurfacing of carriageway in both directions
  • A47 River Yare to Cucumber Lane roundabout, Norfolk – resurfacing of carriageway in both directions
  • A14 junctions 47 to 50 – 3,000 road studs laid on the eastbound carriageway

Highways England Regional Director, Martin Fellows, said: “Keeping our roads in good condition is essential for safety and in ensuring the reliability of journeys for drivers.

“Highways England’s multi-million-pound summer investment has helped improve the regions motorways and major A roads – ensuring journeys keep moving and reducing the risk of unplanned, disruptive maintenance.

“But we haven’t stopped there. Over the coming months, we’ll continue working hard to ensure drivers throughout the East enjoy a smoother experience while travelling on our roads.”


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