Harbour will add weight to road demands

STEPHEN PULLINGER Road campaigners last night agreed that the construction of the outer harbour will add considerable weight to their calls to dual the A47 and build a third river crossing in Yarmouth.

STEPHEN PULLINGER

Road campaigners last night agreed that the construction of the outer harbour will add considerable weight to their calls to dual the A47 and build a third river crossing in Yarmouth.

Adrian Gunson, county council cabinet member for planning and transportation and chairman of the A47 Alliance pressure group, said: "I am delighted by the news concerning the outer harbour, but I have always taken the view that the vast increase in heavy goods traffic is an additional major reason to dual the A47, particularly between Norwich and Yarmouth, and also to develop the third river crossing to improve traffic movement in the Yarmouth area."

He said he would be urging the Alliance to step up pressure on the government, particularly to resolve the three-mile undualled section near North Burlingham, which had previously been in the government's roads improvement programme.

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