About the project
The A140 at Eye needs to be upgraded to allow traffic to use the road safely and efficiently and to also enable traffic to enter and exit the Airfield Industrial Estate which sits next to this busy main road.
Interserve Construction is making the improvements on behalf of Suffolk County Council.
The people behind the project
Meet the members of Suffolk County Council and Interserve who are managing this project.
Keeping up to date
Northern Roundabout: Surfacing Works are well progressed with base and binder courses completed. Final surface course and roadmarkings will be installed as connections made to the existing A140 carriageway. This is currently scheduled for the weekend of 12th to 14th February 2021. Footpaths & verges – path construction works are currently ongoing and topsoiling to
Latest Works Progress: Northern Roundabout Surfacing works to roundabout and link roads approaching completion Drainage & kerbing works complete Footpath & verge works progressing well Tie-ins to existing A140 carriageway planned for Feb 2021 – exact dates tbc. Southern Roundabout Preparation of Sub Base to roundabout and link road progressing well Drainage & kerbing works
Did you know – As we are building near a disused WW2 airfield we occasionally find interesting artefacts in the ground (we’ve safely disposed of any ammunition). This is an air bottle jettisoned from an aircraft and would have been used by aircrew at the rear of a plane to breath at altitude.
- To cut down on congestion on the A140
- Make it easier to get in and out of the industrial estate
- Get in and out of the northern part of Eye much easier
- Support future economic growth
- Promote economic growth with 3000 new local jobs created
- Greater certainty to travel times for all drivers
- Potential to aid the area’s economic growth
- A new modern road layout will increase safety
- The scheme will take approximately 26 weeks although the effect of the Covid 19 pandemic will be likely to increase the duration of the works
- Our stakeholders will be informed in a variety of ways which make it easy for them to get the latest information. Websites, Facebook, email, public events and a direct line will be used to help stakeholders to engage with the scheme find out more and have their questions answered.