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A140 bypass work almost complete

PUBLISHED: 09:57 10 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

Norfolk's only dual carriageway stretch of the A140 is set to reopen next month following a £6m resurfacing project.

Traffic has been restricted to single file on the road between the Scole and Dickleburgh roundabouts, near Diss, since March 1.

NORFOLK'S only dual carriageway stretch of the A140 is set to reopen next month following a £6m resurfacing project.

Traffic has been restricted to single file on the road between the Scole and Dickleburgh roundabouts, near Diss, since March 1.

But officials from Norfolk County Council said the project was ahead of schedule and is due for completion in early September, about a month sooner than expected.

Over 21,000 tonnes of asphalt has been laid over along the 3.5km Scole bypass and workmen are completing the reconstruction of the safety barriers between the two carriageways.

The old concrete surface of the A140 had been a constant source of problems and lane closures over recent years.

The dual carriageway bypass was constructed in the mid-1990s when the A140, but since then the road has been 'de-trunked', with maintenance responsibility passing from the Highways Agency to Norfolk County Council. The Department for Transport is funding the resurfacing project.

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