Trio of safety measures for Norfolk travellers

Written by Ellie

A series of improvements are being made to the A47 in Norfolk, with travellers along the route set to benefit from increased safety in the years ahead.

Highways England engineers have begun work on major upgrades for the A47 Acle Straight as it passes through the Norfolk Broads, with the project getting underway earlier this month.

When complete, motorists in the area will benefit from improved signage, road markings and hazard warnings, as well as advance direction and warning signs at the Halvergate junction and better access around Wherryman's Way.

Highways England project sponsor Steve Cox said: "Highways England is committed to improving driver safety across all of our roads, and the work we are doing on the A47 shows that safety is our priority both in Norfolk and across the East of England."

The scheme forms part of the government's wider £15 billion investment in roads infrastructure between 2015 and 2020, with the A47 in particular benefiting from £400 million of planned improvements by the end of the decade.

Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "Safety is a primary concern for all drivers when taking to the roads, so it's positive to see these far-reaching improvements will make this busy route that much safer for all when complete."

Posted on 9th February 2017

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