Norfolk County Council informs contractors of £600m of highways work

Norfolk County Council is looking for contractors to register their interest in highways work worth £600m. The infrastructure and highways work and maintenance contract are forecasted to be worth £500 million for a 12-year period. And the professional services contract will be worth an additional £100 million. The traffic signal deal will have the value […]

Planning application progress to be considered for West Winch Housing Access Road

The West Winch Housing Access Road in Norfolk is set to take another important step forward at a council meeting in December. In a report to Norfolk County Council’s cabinet, members will be asked to give officers the authority to finalise and submit the planning application for the scheme. The county council is expected to […]

Government backs Norwich Western Link with funding commitment

The government has approved the Outline Business Case for Norfolk County Council’s Norwich Western Link project, which will see a new 3.9 mile dual carriageway road built to the west of Norwich that would cut traffic congestion, reduce journey times and improve air quality in communities. Norfolk County Council’s leader, Councillor Kay Mason Billig, said: […]

Norfolk street lighting going green as final round of LEDs are installed

The final round of LED upgrades to Norfolk County Council’s Street Lighting is underway, cutting CO2 emissions by over 200 tonnes a year, according to the council. The work, which will replace traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting with the latest generation of LED lanterns, will take place over the next 24 months, and involve […]

Bus service improvement plan brings new Town Link to King’s Lynn

Residents of King’s Lynn will soon be able to travel around their town more easily as the new 3H Town Link bus service begins to run. From Monday 21 August the new Town Link service, run by local independent bus company Go To Town, will be departing Kings Lynn Bus Station seven times a day […]

Inflation alone pushes up cost of road maintenance backlog in Norfolk

The cost to clear the ‘maintenance backlog’ to bring Norfolk’s roads up to standard has soared to £69m, as inflation pushed the cost up by 20pc in the space of just a year. The council has warned that, without extra government investment, if inflation keeps rising then it will become even harder for them to […]

Link road to connect airport via new pedestrian cycle and bus route to be considered in Norfolk

The Transport for Norwich Advisory Committee will consider proposals for a new, direct and convenient connection between Norwich Airport and the nearby industrial estate. The scheme would deliver a new link by upgrading and widening Liberator Road to enable two-way pedestrian, cycle and bus travel. Councillor Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport […]

Norfolk County Council to install road sensors to help with gritting routes

New temperature-monitoring sensors are to be installed on more of Norfolk’s roads – to help save money by stopping some unnecessary gritting runs. Norfolk County Council is to use the sensors, after studies showed thousands of pounds had been saved by not sending grit teams out to treat roads that were not cold enough to need treatment. A […]

West Norfolk communities welcome road safety improvements thanks to share of £1m fund

Norfolk’s new £1m Road Safety Community Fund (RSCF) has already seen 15 locally important road safety improvements completed just one year after councillors backed the funding boost. The RSCF is one of the initiatives included in the latest Highway Capital Programme set to be discussed by Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 6 March. Members […]


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