A11 (m11 to norwich)

Introduction

Route Management Strategy is a technique developed by the Highways Agency to supply a model for pull offing single bole paths as portion of wider traffic webs. RMS ‘s will mesh with Local Transport schemes ( set out in Local Transport Plans ) within the context established by Regional Planning counsel ( Ref para 3.1.34 “ A New Deal For Transport: Better for Everyone ” ) .

The technique has been developed in order to:

  • Help the Highways Agency in planning and optimizing investing in the Trunk/Motorway web
  • Provide consistence, transparence, openness and integrating
  • Maximise client focal point
  • Improve frontward planning over a 10 twelvemonth skyline

Mouchel Parkman is moving as advisers for the Highways Agency in presenting this RMS.

Route Functions and Aims

Path Functions

Strategic Functions

The Strategic maps of the path are:

  • Part of the major nexus between London, the Midlands and East Anglia
  • Path designated for high burden vehicles
  • Key conveyance, vacation and leisure path
  • Provides a major nexus to the port of Great Yarmouth
  • Strategic nexus to Stansted Airport

Regional Functions

The Regional maps of the path are:

  • Provides a nexus across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk
  • Major nexus between regional Centres of population and employment ( i.e. Cambridge and Norwich )
  • Provides a beltway for through traffic
  • Provides for the distribution of goods, industry and agribusiness
  • Key entree to diversion along the path

Local Functions

The Local maps of the path are:

  • Provides distribution map around population Centres
  • Bypasses the towns along the path ; Cambridge, Newmarket, Thetford, Mildenhall, Attleborough and Wymondham
  • Provides local entree and links to towns and small towns along the path
  • Merely entree to some communities and single homes

Path Aims

Environment

The Government Objective is:

  • To understate the impact of the bole route web on both the natural and reinforced environment.
  • The Route Aims are considered to be:
  • To place where noise degrees are high
  • To better air quality
  • To promote traffic to utilize appropriate paths
  • To utilize environmentally friendly lighting, where appropriate
  • To protect watercourses
  • To protect and heighten vegetations and zoologies, peculiarly Thetford Forest and Heath countries
  • To work with responsible governments to keep a clean and tidy path
  • To utilize sustainable stuffs, where appropriate
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Safety

The Government Objective is:

  • To better safety for all route users and contribute to the Government ‘s new safety scheme and marks for 2010.
  • The Route Aims are considered to be:
  • To better safety for all users of the path to run into authorities marks for safety and accidents
  • To better the proviso of lay-by installations to cut down driver weariness
  • To better user security
  • To better safety during route plants
  • To rationalize and cut down the figure of direct entrees
  • To better the safe operation of junctions
  • To look into the proviso of improved lighting
  • To accomplish a consistent high criterion of sign language and liner
  • To promote travel at the appropriate velocity
  • To supply appropriate exigency recreation paths

Economy

The Government Aims are:

  • To take action to cut down congestion and increase the dependability of journey times.
  • To give precedence to the care of bole roads and Bridgess with the wide aim of understating whole life costs.
  • To educate developers about development associated traffic effects and the possible solutions.
  • The Route Aims are considered to be:
  • To lend to the strategic and regional map of the path
  • To understate traffic break due to route plants
  • To cut down congestion at junctions
  • To better journey dependability
  • To pull off the impact of new development along the path
  • To accomplish optimal whole life costs with minimum break to users
  • To maximize the handiness of the path for users
  • To cut down congestion and extenuate the consequence of slow moving vehicles
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Handiness

Government Objective is:

  • To implement traffic direction, web control and other steps aimed at doing the best usage of the bing substructure and easing integrating with other conveyance manners.
  • The Route Aims are considered to be:
  • To better rhythm installations along and across the path
  • To better entree to/from public conveyance
  • To promote usage of appropriate proviso of public conveyance
  • To better installations for non-motorised users
  • To cut down community rupture
  • To better installations for vulnerable route users

Integration

The Government Objective is:

  • To lend to sustainable development by keeping, runing and bettering the bole route web in support of the Government ‘s incorporate conveyance and land usage planning policies.

The Route Aims are considered to be:

  • To better user information
  • To increase cognition of user forms
  • To endeavor to incorporate the path with conveyance suppliers
  • To lend to Local, Regional Transport Plans, Development Plans and Government Policies

Possible Problems

Following the period of public audience and both the RMS Seminar held in Thetford Forest on 29 April 2003 and the Value Management Workshop held at Bedford on 29 May 2003 a figure of Action Studies were raised to look into the identified jobs and place possible solutions:

  1. Fiveways Roundabout
  2. Thickthorn Traffic circle
  3. Lay-by Probe
  4. HGV & A ; Oversize Vehicle Facilities Investigation
  5. Management of Road Maintenance
  6. Probe of Slip Road Standards
  7. Multimodal Opportunities
  8. A11/A14 Interchange Feasibility
  9. Safe Crossing Point at Elveden
  10. Road Safety at Elveden War Memorial
  11. Safety & A ; Accessibility for Non-Motorised Road Users
  12. Probe of Gap Closures & A ; Severance
  13. Ketteringham Junction Feasibility
  14. Safe Crossing Point at Fiveways Junction
  15. Landscape Management Plan

Possible Actions

Possible actions ensuing from the Action Studies and committed strategies include:

  • TPI Attleborough Bypass
  • TPI Fiveways to Thetford
  • Closing of Tuddenham Gaps ( including reappraisal of severence )
  • Park Farm Gap Closure, Red Lodge
  • Bridgeham Heath – Peddars Way Crossing ( Stage 2 )
  • A11 Wymondham to A47 Thickthorn Concrete Carriageway Upgrade
  • A11 Trunk Road – Annual Safety Report
  • Ketteringham Station Lane & A ; Junction
  • A11 Slip Road Study – Wilbrahams Junction
  • A11 Slip Road Study – Moulton/ Chippenham Junction, Suffolk
  • Pedestrian Facilities at Elveden
  • Road Alignment Fiveways to Elveden
  • Thickthorn Traffic circle
  • Fiveways Roundabout
  • Landscape Management Plan
  • Biodiversity Management Plan
  • A11 Slip Road Study – Croxton Junctions, Norfolk
  • Six Mile Bottom Drainage
  • HGV & A ; Oversize Vehicle Facilities Provision & A ; Upgrade
  • Accident/Maintenance Diversionary Paths
  • Multimodal Opportunities
  • Lay-By Provision and Upgrading
  • Minor Intersections & A ; Slip Road Standards
  • Marker Posts/Emergency Telephones
  • Besthorpe Junction Access
  • Facilities for Non-Motorised Road Users
  • Pedestrian Crossing at Fiveways Junction
  • A11/A14 Interchange Feasibility
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The Actions identified above are included in the proposed ten twelvemonth direction program, which aims to steer the Highways Agency to pass the allocated financess for the A11 in the most appropriate mode over the following 10 old ages.

Route description

A 53 mile subdivision of the A11 is being considered for the Route Management Strategy. The A11 under consideration stretches north east from the M11/A1301 Stumps Cross Interchange ( junction 9A ) for 11.3 stat mis until fall ining the A14 at the Newmarket Bypass ( which is considered to be the A14 and outside of this survey ) . The survey country continues from the A14 Newmarket North Interchange, by and large north E for 41.7 stat mis, go throughing South of Mildenhall, short-circuiting Thetford and Attleborough to the North and Wymondham to the South, to the A47 Cringleford Thickthorn Interchange on the Norwich Southern Bypass.

The A11 under survey base on ballss through the counties of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. The A11 path bypasses all major small towns and towns along its length except for Elveden, which will be bypassed in the close hereafter

For a ocular location of the RMS please refer to the map