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Resurfacing work set to take place at level crossing approach in Downham Market



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Road maintenance work is set to take place in Downham as part of a multi-million programme package of funding for the county.

The work is due to be starting in March with a £140,000 scheme to resurface the approach to the level crossing on the A1122 at Downham.

The improvements have been made possible as part of a package of £22m highway funding for Norfolk which was announced by the Department for Transport in May.

Norfolk County Council has announced resurfacing work is due to be starting in March in the Downham area
Norfolk County Council has announced resurfacing work is due to be starting in March in the Downham area

County councillor Martin Wilby, cabinet member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “Despite the added difficulties brought by the pandemic the highways team has completed an impressive amount of work over the past year.

"The extra money for Norfolk means we can do more to maintain and improve our highway network to help support sustainable growth.”

The maintenance work will not only repair roads but help to prevent potholes opening-up in the future.

The £22m funding award is in addition to Norfolk County Council’s existing highways capital maintenance budget of £38.6m for the year 2020-2021.

Details of any traffic management and the start date for the work in Downham will be announced nearer the time.

The council has said the county received more than any other local authority in the East of England for maintenance and repairs to the county’s roads, bridges, pavements and cycle paths.

Two other major road resurfacing schemes on the A1066 near Thetford, and A1122 near Marham were also made possible by a successful bid for £3.5m from the Department for Transport’s Challenge Fund, which was confirmed in February 2020.



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