UK A47 receives improvements funding
The Highways Agency will spend £60,000 to ensure the safety of the Honingham junctions
United Kingdom – The A47 at Honingham in Norfolk will undergo maintenance as the Highways Agency seeks to improve the safety of the road.
The Agency intends to spend £60,000 on roadworks until April 2007.
It will temporarily close Mattishall Road, permitting a left-turn exit from the A47 and will conduct a video survey of traffic at the Berryâ€˜s Lane/Wood Lane/A47 junction.
In addition, the Agency will carry out traffic modelling and assessment at Mattishall Road and Berryâ€˜s Lane.
These measures highlight the Agencyâ€˜s commitment to keeping the areaâ€˜s roads safe in the wake of last yearâ€˜s fatality at the Mattishall Road junction.
"The government is committed to improving the road network and to making our roads as safe as possible and we are investing heavily across the country to deliver that," said transport minister Dr Stephen Ladyman.
"We are keen to increase safety on the A47 and I have asked the Highways Agency to investigate schemes that would improve the road to the west of Norwich."
The public will be able to view and comment on plans for the area when they become available.
Future safety improvements for the junctions over the next four years will cost an estimated £2.5 million.