A11 reopens after carriageway defect caused partial closure

Roadworks begin on the A11 for a year. The view from the bridge at Spooner Row.
May 2022
Byline: Son

Part of the A11 is closed as a result of a carriageway defect - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Part of a busy dual carriageway near Norwich was closed overnight as a result of a carriageway defect.

In a tweet on Friday, June 17, National Highways East told drivers that the A11 was closed northbound between the B1172 and A47 near Spooner Row with diversions in place.

The road has now reopened and there are no longer delays in the area. 

The A11 has seen significant disruption along the carriageway as resurfacing works takes place.

Highways England said it will improve the safety of the road surface and provide a smoother and quieter journey for road users. 

As work is carried out, the carriageway has been reduced to one lane while the speed limit has also been reduced to 40mph in order to ensure the safety of workers and the travelling public.

The scheme is expected to be finished by June 2023.