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West Winch and Necton transport projects among those you can expect to see more of in 2024





Major road projects are being planned across the county, changing the way people travel through Norfolk.

Here are two major transportation projects you can expect to see more of in West Norfolk come 2024.

West Winch

Official plans for a new £84million bypass near Lynn are expected to be lodged in the coming weeks.

Visuals of the proposed access road in West Winch, which councillors hope can get under way in 2025
Visuals of the proposed access road in West Winch, which councillors hope can get under way in 2025

Norfolk county councillors gave the green light to officers to submit a planning application for the West Winch Access Road.

The new road would link the A10 and A47 and serve 4,000 homes which are due to be built in the West Winch area.

It would connect the two routes via a new 1.5-mile road, starting to the south of Gravelhill Lane in West Winch and joining the A47 before it reaches the Hardwick Junction.

There have long been calls for the access road to be built before the thousands of new homes are constructed, to stop roads from being further clogged up by extra traffic.

The county council hopes work can start in the spring or summer of 2025, with the road opened two years later.

Necton safety improvements

A £2.2million project to widen the junction mouths, which began at the end of September, is expected to take around five months to complete, reopening fully in March.

The work is intended to improve the safety of the accident blackspot west of Norwich.

A47

Whether three major road projects on the A47 can go ahead are set to be decided once and for all early next year.

However, for the moment, none of these will take place in West Norfolk.

National Highways – the Government company responsible for the road – wants to dual two sections of the A-road from Blofield to North Burlingham and from Easton to North Tuddenham, while also revamping Thickthorn roundabout on the edge of Norwich.



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