£209,635 worth of road improvements for West Norfolk

Roadworks in Ashford Road / Eastbourne Railway Station (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151211-141238008
Roadworks in Ashford Road / Eastbourne Railway Station (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-151211-141238008

Pupils could be walking along an extended footpath to a Lynn school if new plans are given the green light.

Earlier this year, Norfolk County Council was granted £1.5 million from the Government to fund minor highways improvements.

A total of 21 schemes in West Norfolk have been earmarked for a total of £209,635, if members of the environment, transport and development committee approve.

Members will be deciding whether to give the green light to schemes across the county during a meeting which will be held today.

Among the proposals is extending the footpath up to Whitefriars School in Whitefriars Road, at a cost of £10,833.

The school’s chairman of governors Christine James says the proposal is essential as children are currently having to use a muddy grass verge.

She said: “It will make the area safer, until the bollards were installed the children were not able to walk along that side of the road due to the parked cars.

“The only worry I have is that if the bollards are removed we are going to be back to square one.”

While £21,788 could be spent on patching Gayton Road in East Walton.

Norfolk Street could be receiving £19,688 worth of resurfacing work under the plans. The works would span between Anglia Yard to Blackfriars. The work could continue into Blackfriars, which has been earmarked for £15,881.

A number of projects have been planned for Shouldham. A total of £17,850 worth of patching could be undertaken in Norwich and Shouldham Road with £3,150 on kerbing in Eastgate Street and £4,148 for drainage at the Mill Road junction. Kerbing in Nowich Road is also earmarked for £1,785.

Up to £15,750 worth of patching work is planned for Litcham Road in Gayton.

While a new surface could be laid on Feltwell Road, Southery if the £12,600 scheme is approved.

Resurfacing work totalling £12,338 is proposed for Gayton Road in Grimston.

Up to £2,793 could be spent on work to the kerbing and patching in Station Road, Middleton.

Drainage work, worth £7,508, could be undertaken in Hall Lane , at the junction of Church Street, in South Wootton.

High Street in Stoke Ferry is expected to get new fencing at the cost of £2,625.

Kerbing, at a cost of £1,575, is planned in West Head Road, Stow Bardolph.