Does Norfolk still have a ‘huge’ infrastructure deficit?

The A11 looking towards Norwich from the Elveden bridge.

The A11 looking towards Norwich from the Elveden bridge. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Norfolk still has a 'huge' infrastructure deficit, despite the dualling of the A11 and the promised improvements to the A47.

That's the view of Tom McCabe, Norfolk County Council's executive director of communities and environmental services, whose responsibility includes transport.

Speaking to a meeting of business bosses organised by the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Mr McCabe, issued an appeal to the business community to keep lobbying for transport improvements.

He said: 'We have a huge infrastructure deficit. For all the huge celebrations when we got the A11 dualled, it is a bit of a disgrace that was not done years earlier.

'We have got the promises for the A47, with a bit of dual carriageway here, then a single stretch where you get stuck behind a tractor until the next dual stretch.


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'My plea to you is to keep pressing the case for A47 improvements, not just for what the government has promised, but beyond that, for further improvements.'

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