Firms readied for £46m Norfolk bypass job

Aaron Morby 2 weeks ago
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Norfolk County Council is calling for expressions of interest from contractors to build Long Stratton Bypass to the south of Norwich in Norfolk.

The 3.9km single carriageway project is expected to cost around £46m and will start in late 2023..

When open at the end of 2025, it will remove through traffic on the A140 from the centre of Long Stratton by providing a bypass to the east of the town.

Norfolk County Council is working in collaboration with developer Norfolk Homes to bring forward proposals for the long-awaited bypass

Latest cost projections are nearly £9m above the original fully-funded estimate with a government contribution of £26.2m already secured from the Department for Transport.

The council wis now exploring all sources of infrastructure funding to close the gap and a revised breakdown of funding contributions will be included in the full business case that will be submitted for approval by government when all statutory approval processes are completed.

Long Stratton Bypass project


  • New single carriageway road from Church Lane re-join the existing A140 just south of Oakside farm
  • Three new roundabouts and two new junction arrangements
  • Two new overbridges, one vehicular and one pedestrian
  • New 450m single carriageway link into the town from the bypass

Firms can express an interest in bidding here.

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