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A47 in Norfolk between the King's Lynn Hardwick roundabout and Pentney could have speed limits changed after fatal crashes





One busy A road could be subject to a raft of changes - and new speed limits - following a series of crashes which killed four people.

Residents have expressed severe concerns over the dangers posed to drivers on the A47, with many calling for an increase in traffic calming measures.

This follows on from two tragic incidents on the road earlier this year, with it being closed between the A1101 at Wisbech and the A17 near Lynn in mid-January after a man collided with a tree.

A stretch of the A47 outside Lynn which could be subject to new speed limits (Image: Google Maps)
A stretch of the A47 outside Lynn which could be subject to new speed limits (Image: Google Maps)

That was just one day after Gedney family Paul James Carter, 41, Lisa Jayne Carter, 49, and Jade Channelle Mace, 25, died after a collision at the A47 Constitution Hill in North Runcton - about a quarter of a mile from the Hardwick Roundabout.

Aurelijus Cielevicius, of John Street in Lynn, has already appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court after being charged with three counts of death by dangerous driving in relation to the incident.

And now, National Highways - which is responsible for the A47 - is considering a host of changes to improve safety.

A spokesman told the Lynn News: “Safety is a priority and National Highways are working on a series of measures along the A47 corridor in Norfolk between the Hardwick roundabout and Pentney to reduce significant injury collisions.

“These include improvements to highlight the road layout ahead, new signs, road markings, along with route consistency measures. There will also be speed limit reductions to certain sections.

“This work has been in consultation with local councils and stakeholders with the aim of improving safety on the A47.”



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