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.
The A140 scheme recently hosted an event bringing together the various partners involved. Representatives from Suffolk County Council, Mid Suffolk District Council, Norfolk County Council, Interserve and Dr Dan Poulter MP visited the site and were very happy with the progress made so far. They were impressed with the efforts made to modernise this stretch
The scheme brings together a range of skills that are required to deliver the scheme. Here you can find out more about some of the other companies assisting Interserve Construction as we work on the scheme. A range of partners covering various disciplines have come together as they partner with us and help to deliver
We’ve been able to make good progress on both roundabouts and the link road. Earthworks and drainage have been the main focus on the two sections whilst some utility work on the northern roundabout has also been completed. The acoustic fence on this section has also been completed. We’re also taking measures to ensure that
One of our key aims to use local companies whenever possible and maximising our local spend. Therefore, we are happy to announce that we’re working with two local companies. Specialist firm Whitnell’s are working on earth moving works whilst Apec Groundworks are our drainage and kerbing contractors. As the scheme progresses, we’ll be providing further
Archaeological excavations were undertaken close to the where the new northern roundabout will be location to prepare for upcoming works. In April and May 2020 Cotswold Archaeology’s dig found a range of pottery pieces which had been suspected to have been buried.
As part of our early ground works investigations, we found over 500 rounds of old ammunition left over from the World War Two. This old ammunition was safe to handle and dispose of responsibly. We’ll continue to share updates on this page.
We’ve recently been able to start work on the northern part of the scheme to begin work on the roundabout there. We have been working on drainage and earthworks. This will allow us to begin other work which will ultimately benefit the drivers and the local community.