Benefits of the third river crossing

A third river crossing would support the town’s role as part of the East of England Energy Zone, as a centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering and provide a capacity for regeneration, economic growth and act as a catalyst for investment.

Great Yarmouth also hosts more than a third of all tourists staying in Norfolk and Suffolk worth £577million per year locally.

The benefits of the third river crossing include:

  • Helps deliver up to 3,300 jobs
  • Reduces congestion with up to 1,000 and 200 vehicles removed from Haven and Breydon Bridges respectively in peak periods
  • Shorter journey times
  • More attractive to inward investors
  • Improved quality of life for residents and employees
  • Reduces high season congestion
  • Gross Value Added (GVA) uplift of £150m per annum

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