Suffolk CC partners with Interserve to deliver A140 upgrade

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

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

A dedicated website has been developed to help keep the local community and key stakeholders updated and informed about the project.

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.”