Work begins on Long Stratton's long-awaited A140 bypass

Work has begun on a £47m bypass that residents of a town have campaigned about for decades.

The A140 at Long Stratton, Norfolk, on the main road between Ipswich and Norwich, is known as a traffic "pinch point".

A 2.5-mile (3.9km) A140 bypass near the town was approved by the government last year.

It means traffic on the main road will no longer cut through Long Stratton.

Norfolk County Council said that access to the area for businesses and residents will be maintained throughout the construction of the bypass, with the works due to be completed in autumn 2025.

It added that side roads, such as Church Lane, Edge's Lane, Hall Lane and Parkers Lane, will be closed for the duration of the works.

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