A11 concrete surface repairs and maintenance
We'll be replacing the concrete road surface on the A11 carriageway between Spooner Row and Wymondham in both directions, as well as other repairs and maintenance during 2021. The work will include replacement of the concrete surface on the main carriageway, installing new drains, replacing safety barriers, repainting road markings, and inserting new reflective road studs (cat’s eyes).
The East region has the highest concentration of concrete roads on our road network, including the A14, A12, A120 and M11.
Around half of the old-style concrete roads will either have repairs or will be replaced during next five years.
We’ll be using innovative techniques and new technology to provide a modern road that will last for decades to come, and which is easier and quicker for us to repair in future.
Why we need this scheme
The surface of concrete roads that were designed between the 1950s and 1970s have an average life span of 50 years. Their surfaces are now reaching the stage where they will need to be repaired or replaced for safety reasons, and to help them be less noisy and better to drive on.
Our road replacements will provide safer and better road surfaces, improving safety and driving conditions for motorists on the A11. Replacing the old surfaces with a new, modern road surface will extend the life of the road by up to 40 years and will be easier and quicker for us to repair in future.