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8 hours ago, SwanR said:

I know … I am the bringer of joy … one year of roadworks on the A11. Contra flow and 40mph starting next month.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/traffic/60m-roadworks-on-a11-to-last-until-2023-8731452?fbclid=IwAR3MIFLIIjZl4kFtiX4wBJNtaM_9vN-_AQsqp6_CNCmcSzKZWaOP2mIxumA

Not before time, to be fair.  That road surface is long past it’s prime.  It’s been patched so much that even the repairs have been patched, but it is going to cause chaos during the period of the works, Saturdays during the summer especially.

Another reason to be grateful that we’ve moved to where we are.  There are options for our route to Brundall, avoiding the A11 thankfully.

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3 hours ago, Mouldy said:

Not before time, to be fair.  That road surface is long past it’s prime.  It’s been patched so much that even the repairs have been patched, but it is going to cause chaos during the period of the works, Saturdays during the summer especially.

Another reason to be grateful that we’ve moved to where we are.  There are options for our route to Brundall, avoiding the A11 thankfully.

I agree, it's a horrible road surface. I hate those concrete surfaces, they are so noisy, and they've been patching it inadequately for years. I've been fearing for our suspension every time we use it.

Do your alternative route options include the roads mentioned in the article - A1066 and A140?

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13 hours ago, SwanR said:

I know … I am the bringer of joy … one year of roadworks on the A11. Contra flow and 40mph starting next month.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/traffic/60m-roadworks-on-a11-to-last-until-2023-8731452?fbclid=IwAR3MIFLIIjZl4kFtiX4wBJNtaM_9vN-_AQsqp6_CNCmcSzKZWaOP2mIxumA

Thank you. The emoji is not enough. That means we can now plan to avoid the chaos which will be inevitable at Bank Holidays etc. 

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2 hours ago, YnysMon said:

 . . . . . . . . . . Do your alternative route options include the roads mentioned in the article - A1066 and A140?

No, they don’t.  From where we live, we can either use the B1108 from Watton to pick up the A47 one junction west of Thickthorn, or take the A1075 to Dereham and join the A47 there.  There are variations to those, but both are relatively direct and not much different in time or mileage.

Personally, travelling from MK, I’d continue on the A14 to Bury St Edmunds, take the A143 to Scole and pick up the A140 there.  Using the A1066 means going through Thetford and if everyone has the same idea, it’ll be chaos.  Whatever way you chose, it’ll be longer than the A11, but if there’s an accident or breakdown in the contra flow, you could be there for hours.  If you’re like me, you may prefer to keep moving, if it avoids traffic.

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my thought is that it gives me no information to make a decision whether i want to use the A11 or not, as I have no idea where the two junctions they mention actually are located, if I knew where Spooner Row and Tuttles Interchange were, I might be able to make an intelligent decision.

 

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1 hour ago, Mouldy said:

If you’re like me, you may prefer to keep moving, if it avoids traffic.

Yes, I prefer to be moving than stuck in traffic too. Graham accidentally took us to Bury and the A140 once on our way to Norfolk. I was dozing and he just blindly followed our Satnav. Our Satnav was so outdated it thought the A11 was still single carriageway and did everything she could to try to get us to avoid it, including telling us to turn off at Thetford. Luckily, son Harry managed to source a reasonably priced upgrade (chip from scrapped cars apparently) a few months back, so she behaved herself on our latest trip. 

The Bury route did take us quite a lot longer, but I can see it would be preferable than the A11 with tailbacks.

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5 minutes ago, grendel said:

my thought is that it gives me no information to make a decision whether i want to use the A11 or not, as I have no idea where the two junctions they mention actually are located, if I knew where Spooner Row and Tuttles Interchange were, I might be able to make an intelligent decision.

 

I found this via Google. It's obviously referring to previous short-term works on that section (goodness knows how many times they've patched that section up). but it does show the affected section quite clearly on a map. 

https://attleboroughtc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/A11-northbound-between-Spooner-Row-Interchange-and-Tuttles-Lane-Interchange.pdf

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3 minutes ago, grendel said:

thank you, I had found spooner row, but then google maps came up blank for the interchange

I found it by doing a general google for Tuttles interchange (not on maps).

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23 minutes ago, grendel said:

my thought is that it gives me no information to make a decision whether i want to use the A11 or not, as I have no idea where the two junctions they mention actually are located, if I knew where Spooner Row and Tuttles Interchange were, I might be able to make an intelligent decision.

 

Surely Grendel if you are picking up WR the best bet is A12- A140- A143. From where I am takes me 2 and 3/4 hours

And also saves using that awful M11.

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I think that the most obvious way round the works will soon become as congested as the A11, which is why I’d choose a completely different route.  It comes from too many years driving for a living and a hatred of sitting in traffic.

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just to confirm the lights at Hoveton \ wroxham Bridge have gone and the big puddle created by the leak has gone too.. there's still a small barrier around the site on Bure Close.

There appears to be a diesel spill on the Wroxham and Coltishall road NDR roundabouts, t'was a bit slippery this morning.

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St Johns Road In Stalham is closed, that's the road between he post Office and the main part of the high street that leads to the back of Stalham.

If you use Fifers lane in Norwich they've closed off the A140 end, absolute chaos, it took me an hour to reach the Boundary road from Fifers lane last night..

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48 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

I drive down yesterday via A1, A17, A47, NDR then through Wroxham to Stalham. The only active roadworks I encountered were Sutton Bridge which was only 15 mins delay

Griff

NDR is the best bet at the moment, avoid coming into the city and going round the ring road because of the total road closure at Sweet Briar. The bridge is unsafe due to a burst water main washing away the foundations for the approach and it's likely to be out of action for some time.

There's a lengthy diversion via the city centre and traffic is horrendous because of the extra numbers it's bringing through.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Oh joy..

 Road works in Wroxham again both on the A1151,

One set by the florists 21-25th March 

Another set by Castle road 21 -25th March

Another set on the 1151 between the NDR and the  Rackheath turning, 21st to the 23rd..

and the B1140 Salhouse rd has multiple sets of works on it.. 

I think I'm going home via Coltishall..

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28 minutes ago, TheQ said:

Oh joy..

 Road works in Wroxham again both on the A1151,

One set by the florists 21-25th March 

Another set by Castle road 21 -25th March

Another set on the 1151 between the NDR and the  Rackheath turning, 21st to the 23rd..

and the B1140 Salhouse rd has multiple sets of works on it.. 

I think I'm going home via Coltishall..

Thank you for the updates. They are so useful. We will carry on with the Brundall/Acle route to Stalham

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Actually I went through there this morning and no road works. But the road works web site still shows they are there.. So whether they have been delayed I don't know, Either way, I'll use the Coltishall route home again tonight.

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Still no sign of the forecast road works...

However some that have turned up is on the Coltishall - Hoveton road in the first dip  on after the railway bridge leaving Hoveton..

traffic light contolled..

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Roadworks again - anyone like to guess where???  Wroxham again, and again by the Social Club. Traffic light controlled - why not wait until the school holidays shall we???

Actually roadworks is a misnomer - the bollards are out, the lights are up and working but any sign of workman or a hole in the road?? Nope - just annoying everyone again, and again , and again. Why they cannot fix it all I cannot imagine - lets hope someones head is on the block but that would be just too much to hope for!!! I am sure the people who live there are counting but I have long since lost count of the works on that bit of road.

Of course there will be an excuse, there always is. Come on NCC, get a grip on that bit of road!!!

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1 hour ago, marshman said:

Roadworks again - anyone like to guess where???  Wroxham again, and again by the Social Club. Traffic light controlled - why not wait until the school holidays shall we???

Actually roadworks is a misnomer - the bollards are out, the lights are up and working but any sign of workman or a hole in the road?? Nope - just annoying everyone again, and again , and again. Why they cannot fix it all I cannot imagine - lets hope someones head is on the block but that would be just too much to hope for!!! I am sure the people who live there are counting but I have long since lost count of the works on that bit of road.

Of course there will be an excuse, there always is. Come on NCC, get a grip on that bit of road!!!

Oddly enough it is not on "One" which is where approved locations are announced by NCC

A whole day can be lost since specialist contractors put up & remove signage before & after the works

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Because of changes to the laws from the EU road works have to be set out to a strict formula. To save time money and possible fines. most contractors nowadays. Use Traffic Management companies to hire from, set everything out and take down again.

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