Two new lanes could ease congestion around Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital if a £298,000 plan goes ahead.
Hospital chiefs and West Norfolk Council are working together on the scheme to cut jams on Gayton Road and the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way.
Under the bid, two new lanes could be running from the Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill Drive roundabouts to create a free-flow turn going north onto the A149.
A report to the borough council’s regeneration, environment and community panel meeting next Wednesday recommends the council provides £198,000 towards the costs from money raised by cutting the council tax discount to second home owners.
It added that the hospital has agreed in principle to provide £100,000.
If agreed the lanes could be installed in the autumn to fit in with other works planned at the Queen Elizabeth roundabout in connection with the new supermarkets on the Hardwick industrial estate.
The report to the committee said: “At peak times traffic leaving the hospital is backed up for a considerable time and creates a traffic blockage for vehicles using Gayton Road to leave Lynn.“
The hospital’s director of resources David Stonehouse said: “We are currently in discussions with the borough council, although nothing has been agreed to date.”