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Safety work starts on A47 at East Winch

Safety work starts on A47 at East Winch

Published by KLFM
8:15am 24th February 2020.

New safety upgrades are to be put in place on the A47 at East Winch.

Highways England will be spending £150,000 making the changes, which include cutting the speed limit from 50mph to 40mph through the village and a new pedestrian crossing east of Gayton Road.

We're also being promised new guardrails, better footpaths and new signage through the village.
 
Andy Dyer, Highways England Project Sponsor, said:

"Safety is at the heart of everything we do at Highways England, which is why we've developed these upgrades for the A47 through East Winch that include reducing the speed limit through the parish and creating a new pedestrian crossing point.
 
"Throughout the work we'll be in close contact with Norfolk County Council and East Winch Parish Council to ensure that we can deliver the improvements with as little disruption as possible. We're confident these enhancements will boost safety for drivers and local residents that live and work close to the A47."

The upgrades will begin today (24 February) and are expected to take around three weeks, working between 6pm and 6am on weeknights only. To carry out the work, the A47 between Hardwick roundabout the A47 / A1122 roundabout will be closed between 8pm and 6am each weeknight from the start of work until Friday 13 March.
 
Diversion information:

Eastbound - take the diversion via A10, A134 and A1122 before re-joining the A47 at the A1122 / A47 roundabout. 

Westbound - take the diversion via A1122 and A10 before re-joining the A47 at the Hardwick roundabout.