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£1 million West Norfolk road works plan outlined

More than £1 million is set to be spent on road improvement schemes in West Norfolk over the next few months.

County council chiefs have outlined a series of works which will see repairs made to 14 different routes in the borough.

The schemes are part of a £22 million county-wide programme, which is being funded by additional cash from the Government.

Improvements will be made to several roads in West Norfolk over the coming months.
Improvements will be made to several roads in West Norfolk over the coming months.

The projects include resurfacing sections of the A1076 near the northern entrance to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the A1122 in Downham, where it approaches the level crossing.

But eight of the locations are fenland routes which have been severely damaged during heatwaves in recent years.

Officials say the works are intended both to fix damaged roads and prevent potholes from developing in the future.

Martin Wilby, the county council's cabinet member for transport, said: “I’m very pleased to see work now underway as communities across the county will benefit from the £22m funding that has made a range of schemes possible, including more than £880,000 of repairs and improvements to a number of Fen roads that have been badly affected by recent hot summers.

“A strong Norfolk economy needs good infrastructure so the extra money for Norfolk means we can do more to maintain and improve our highway network to help support sustainable growth.”

All of the projects are due to be completed by the end of the current financial year in March. The full list of projects in West Norfolk, and the amounts to be spent on them, are as follows:

Lynn: A1076 at northern entrance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, £30,000; A148 Blackfriars Road, £53,200; A148 Lynn Road pedestrian crossing, £72,000.

Downham: A1122 at approach to level crossing, £140,000.

Methwold: B1112 Stoke Road, £170,000; Stanhoe: B1155 Burnham Road, £26,000.

Magdalen: Fen Road, £54,000; Mill Road, £57,000.

Marshland St James: Black Drove, £171,000.

Outwell: Mullicourt Road from A1122 to Angle Road, £60,000; Pincushion Road from A1122 to end, £43,000.

Saddlebow: Thiefgate Lane/Low Road, £253,000.

Southery: Sedge Fen Road, £178,000.

Upwell: Cock Fen Road from Flint House Road to end, £65,000.

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