New project website for Suffolk County Council’s A140 improvement scheme.

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Suffolk County Council has partnered with Interserve Construction to deliver a vital upgrade to the A140 road near Eye, Suffolk.

This stretch of road has seen a number of issues over the last five years and requires improvement.

The scheme will improve journey time reliability and road safety in the area and advance access to the Eye Airfield Development Area. The improvements include:

  • Two new roundabout junctions on the A140 Castleton Way and south of Rectory Road
  • A link road through to B1077 from the Northern roundabout
  • Restricted movements at the A140/B1077 junction: prohibit right turns in and out improving journey times and safety
  • Closure of the A140/Rectory Road junction

Landscaping and new pathways for walkers and cyclists

Keeping the local community and key stakeholders updated and informed is a vital part of the project. Therefore the project team is happy to announce that a dedicated website has been developed.

https://eyea140scheme.co.uk/ aims to regularly update all interested stakeholders about the project’s recent activities and any traffic management measures which may be in place to help support the work. A phone number is also available (07917 598 686) to directly contact the project’s representatives.

Councillor Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs, said:

"I would like to thank residents for their patience regarding these vital improvement works.
“The scheme’s new website will ensure interested parties can be kept updated on the project’s developments.

“There has been delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which have been unavoidable. We are trying to claw back some of the time we have lost and the best way to keep people updated with this work and the revised time scale is via the new website.

"Once the improvement works are completed, the new road layout will unlock Eye Airfield for economic development. There will also be significant highway benefits because access to the A140 will be safer and more efficient, resolving long standing safety and congestion issues."

Wayne Howell, Divisional Director, Interserve Construction, said:

“Interserve Construction is delighted to be delivering this scheme on behalf of Suffolk County Council. We look forward to helping the Council unlock several thousand new jobs as well as improving safety and regional connectivity.

“As a progressive and responsible operator keeping stakeholders updated is vital. Therefore I’m delighted that the website (https://eyea140scheme.co.uk/) is a key source of information for drivers, the local community and anyone interested in the scheme.”

More stakeholder event including face to face events are planned once the current Covid-19 situation is resolved. The scheme is expected to be finished early 2021.