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Changes to the A47 complete

Changes to the A47 complete

Published by KLFM
3:12pm 19th March 2020. (Updated at 3:15pm 19th March 2020)

£150,000 worth of improvements has been made to the East Winch part of the A47.


What's changed:

  • The speed limit through East Winch village has been cut down from 50 mph to 40 mph.
  • A new pedestrian crossing has been put in just east of Gayton Road.
  • Better and clearer signage has been put in.
  • Road markings have been re-painted.
  • Pedestrian footpaths have been improved.
  • Overgrown vegetation has been cleared.

Highways England has made these changes in order to provide a safer road for locals and drivers.

The work took three weeks over February and the start of March to complete.

 

  • Road markings
    Improvements to the road markings were part of the £150,000 package.

Andy Dyer, Highways England Project Sponsor, said:

“We understand how important the A47 is to local people and the thousands of drivers that travel on it every day.

With safety being at the heart of everything we do at Highways England, the £150,000 enhancements we’ve implemented will help to improve safety on the stretch of road through East Winch for local people and road users.

“Throughout the three-weeks we worked closely with Norfolk County Council and East Winch Parish Council to ensure any disruption was kept to a minimum, and I’d like to thank them and the local community for their support in getting to the point where the improvements are live.” 

The £150,000 work is part of £55.8 million being put into maintaining and improving the roads and motorways in the East of England between April 2019 and March 2020.