Highways England digs deep to prepare improvement to vital East Anglia junction

Press release Highways England digs deep to prepare improvement to vital East Anglia junction
Preparatory work starts for the A47 – A11 Thickthorn Interchange upgrade.
Highways England’s Improvements to the A47 – A11 Thickthorn Interchange will shave up to between four and five minutes off journey times.

Plans to improve a vital East Anglia junction have taken a step forward with the recent

Drivers urged to clean up their act as part of  national spring clean

Highways England has joined Keep Britain Tidy’s Million Mile Mission to help clear litter from the roads
Highways England is calling on drivers to do their bit to reduce litter levels on the nation's motorways as part of the Great British Spring Clean (28 May - 13 June) 

Litter presents a serious safety risk and besides being unsightly, it’s also a risk to wildlife and

Highway’s England makes £114 million pledge to improve roads in East of England

Highway’s England makes £114 million pledge to improve roads in East of England

Smoother journeys ahead as Highways England reveals multi-million-pound investment to improve the region’s roads, pavements and bridges over the next 12 months.

Well-known motorways and major 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.

Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Highways England is to increase the basic speed limit at which motorists can drive through roadworks.

After extensive and innovative research and trials, the company has confirmed that where it is safe for road users and roadworkers, and where shown on road signs, vehicles can be driven at up to 60mph.

That’s 10mph faster than the current 50mph norm.

Moveable barrier for Kent traffic management on M20 motorway to Dover and Eurotunnel

lorry in wing mirror

Measures to manage traffic flow on Kent’s road network in the event of severe disruption to services across the English Channel.

State-of-the-art technology will be able to be deployed quickly, simply and safely.

Spring opening for Britain’s biggest road project


Britain’s biggest road project is set to open to drivers more than half a year early, Highways England announced today (Thursday 6 February).

The £1.5 billion scheme to improve journeys between the East of England and the Midlands was originally planned to open to traffic by the end of 2020.

Today the Government-owned company said it plans to open the A14 improvement ahead of schedule this spring.

Orwell Bridge study offers new hope for reducing high wind closures

orwell bridge

A ground-breaking study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during periods of high winds.

Reducing the speed limit over the bridge during high winds, using temporary lane closures to mitigate the effect of high winds on vehicles, and keeping the bridge open in one direction are three potential solutions identified in the year-long study, commissioned by Highways England.

M20 Operation Brock barrier to be removed from next week


Details of work to remove the steel barrier on the M20 in Kent, installed last year as part of Operation Brock, have been confirmed by Highways England.

The removal of the barrier, which starts on Monday (13 January) is good news for drivers. It means that three full width lanes at the national speed limit will soon be restored on the London-bound M20 at the end of the month.