Have your say on Great Yarmouth area road improvements

13 September 2018

Riverside Road in Gorleston and Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth are both set to see improvements, with proposed designs for the projects now open for consultation.

Plans for Riverside Road focus on improving 1.2km of footway on the opposite side of the road to the water to make it a much better facility for pedestrians.  This includes installing a new 220m section where currently no pavement exists and widening the whole length to a minimum of around 1.5m.

In the Southtown Road/Bridge Road area, proposals are designed to improve traffic flow and cycling and walking access by making a series of changes to the junctions and crossing facilities.

The main feature of the project is to remove the existing signals on the Southtown Road junction with Station Road, including the exit from Matalan car park.  Along with the addition of ‘right turn’ lanes, this is designed to keep traffic free-flowing in the area, and to reduce queuing and the time taken to exit the car park.

A new toucan crossing and cycle lanes will also help those getting around by foot or bicycle and a relocated bus stop on Southtown Road will make it easier for buses to re-join traffic lanes into town.

Councillor Martin Wilby, chair of Norfolk County Council’s Environment, Development and Transport committees, says:  “These proposals are part of the wider Transport for Great Yarmouth programme of projects, which aim to transform transport in and around the town over the next few years.

“We’d like to hear from anyone who uses these areas regularly. Information and comments received through the consultations will provide valuable local knowledge to help shape the final details of construction plans for the schemes.”

The deadline for comments on both schemes is 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.  Full details of the projects, including downloadable plans, are available at www.norfolk.gov.uk/riversideroad and www.norfolk.gov.uk/southtownroad.

For more information about previous and forthcoming work as part of Transport for Great Yarmouth (TfGY), please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfgy.

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