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King's Lynn's Southgate traffic changes must go ahead, Lynn News letters

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Whilst I was a councillor for West Norfolk Council during the late 1970s early 1980s, we embarked on debating a scheme to bypass the Southgate and like many other good ideas it never came to fruition.

Now it seems that the idea is once again at the fore and it is imperative that the scheme should go ahead at the earliest for two very important reasons.

Firstly, to safeguard the Gate from traffic and secondly to obviate the problem that would ensue if the gate where to be seriously damaged from a traffic collision. I would suggest that not if, but when that occurs, it is only a matter of time.

King's Lynn historic Southgate. (28845172)
King's Lynn historic Southgate. (28845172)

I am sure that the bottle neck at the Gate is a nightmare for those who seek to manage the town’s traffic. A serious impact on the Gate would cause a monumental lock down of the town’s traffic.

King’s Lynn has limited traffic access from the south and manifests itself every morning at the Southgate roundabout as three access roads converge and all have to eventually filter down to one lane to negotiate the Southgate.

That is a problem that will only get worse and I hope that little time will be lost in putting forward the scheme as I believe the land is available.

Bryan Howling,

Terrington St Clement

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