The A140 at Eye
improved access project
Thank you for visiting our webpages. This website provides details of the work we are doing on the A140 between Yaxley and Brome in Suffolk as we improve access to the Airfield Industrial Estate whilst providing improved connectivity for drivers using the A140 itself.

We hope you find this website useful.
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Meet the team
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Meet the Suffolk County Council and Interserve teams
behind the A140 at Eye improved access project.
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About the project

North Roundabout

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

Latest Works Progress

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

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Latest Works Progress:

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

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Northern Roundabout

Sub Base preparation works approaching completion with surfacing works due to be carried out Tuesday 15th to Wednesday 23rd December. (Further works from 04 January 2021)

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Southern Roundabout

Over 1000 Tonnes of aggregate have been imported to form the Sub Base to the new carriageway / Drainage works continuing / Kerbing works have commenced.

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Site Flyovers

These two drone flyovers show both roundabouts progressing well and clearly taking shape with the new link road to the B1077 clearly visible. We’re continuing to make good progress on site.  We’ll share more videos of our work in due course.  

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Did you know

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.

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FAQs

  • 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.

Tour the site from above

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