Bid race starts for Norfolk £30m Long Stratton Bypass

The major highways scheme will remove through traffic on the A140 from the centre of Long Stratton by providing a bypass to the east of the town.

The scheme involves building a single 3.9km carriageway road, three new roundabouts and two new junction arrangements.

It will also involve two new overbridges and a new 450m single carriageway link into the town from the bypass.

The council hopes to have a contractor in place to start the 18-month construction programme in April 2024.

The total cost of the scheme will be £46m which will be mainly externally funded with 70% from the DfT’s Major Road Network Fund and 30% from local contributions made up primarily of developer contributions and Community Infrastructure Levy contributions.

Firms have until 28 April to submit expressions of interest, with a shortlist of four bidders then invited to bid in mid-May.

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