Reader Letter: Road signs needed for holidaymakers to Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:45 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:45 22 May 2018

Thurne Dyke Mill on the river Thurne. Picture: Ian Burt

Thurne Dyke Mill on the river Thurne. Picture: Ian Burt


One reader thinks visitors to our county need special road signs to help them get around. Do you agree?

As regular drivers between Thetford and Wroxham we are delighted the new Norwich Northern Bypass shortens our journey.

However, we feel concern for people who may be coming to Norfolk for the first time.

The Norfolk Broads and coast rely heavily on holidaymakers and they come from far and wide. How will they know travelling from the A11 direction that “Broadland Gate” will take them to Wroxham, Cromer, the airport etc when these places are not signed until after leaving the A47? I would suggest an appropriate sign be placed before the river bridge

giving motorists driving in the outside lane time to change lanes!

On their return journey, the new road has a sign which reads Swaffham, Thetford (A11) which is good. Yet on arriving at the last roundabout the only sign to follow is for Swaffham!

Signs should all be reviewed from a stranger’s perspective!

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