Norfolk councillors back relief road plans

Multi-million pound plans for a relief road serving a village on the edge of Lynn in Norfolk have been approved by county council leaders this week.

Members of Norfolk County Council’s cabinet voted on Monday to approve a £42m programme of maintenance, 113 small highway schemes worth £715,000 and other improvements totalling £85m.

Amongst the plans is a new connection between the A47 and A10, which aims to reduce delays and lower traffic levels in West Winch.

Tom McCabe Executive Director, Community and Environmental Services said the £64.73m access road is a “much-needed piece of infrastructure” that he hoped would have the support of the local community, reports the Lynn News.

The Cabinet Member for highways, infrastructure and transport, Martin Wilby, said: “The provision of the West Winch housing access road is essential to enable 4,000 homes to be developed. We will also provide an alternative route that will bypass the village which suffers from the impact of through traffic.”

Councillors unanimously agreed to support the Highways capital programme and West Winch access road plans.


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